Zach Galifianakis Helps Nick Offerman Discuss His New Film Somebody Up There Likes Me at Cinefamily
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Offerman truly stole what show there was from Galifinakis in that sense. When asked about the trials and tribulations of being a producer, Offerman's main complaints were gustatory rather than activity-based. "If anyone has any influence in Austin, can you please open up a place that serves good food between midnight and 6 a.m.? At least with some decent fucking bacon," he bitched. "They can even call it that, 'Decent Fucking Bacon'," Galifianakis suggested.
Shooting in July in Austin probably didn't help Offerman's nutritional discomfort. "Yeah, the weather in July keeps everyone really...lubricated," he said. "Fortunately, this is not a very high energy kind of comedy and I think that exhaustion kind of serves the humor in a film like this."
When asked about attempts at efficiency and maintaining a legitimately healthy day-to-day, he answered, "It's expensive to do that, to have a whole team of people managing your nutrition and your schedule. I mean, I just ate a lot of barbecue."
And isn't that why everyone gets into the production game?
Exhaustion and barbecue aside, the film comes off as a great success for Offerman, Byington and their cohorts -- the perfect askew counterpunch to a bothersome cutesy twee and murmuring ten-year trend in independent film. Maybe that's what's in the suitcase? The death of mumblecore. Either way, we suggest washing your hands if you do come into contact with it.
In addition to running at Cinefamily through Thursday, Somebody Up There Likes Me continues its weekend tour of cities with arty people in San Francisco, New York, Denver, and then closing in Austin on April 5, all with Offerman in tow.