Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (“Computer Chess,” “Mutual Appreciation,” “Funny Ha Ha”) returns with a satiric look at egos, money and love in his latest droll comedy, the first time he has used well-known actors to populate his oddball milieu. Kevin Corrigan (“The Departed,” “Big Fan”) plays Danny, a schlubby guy who has inherited a fortune but doesn’t know what to do with it. Looking for self-improvement, he joins a gym run by vain, neurotic Trevor (Guy Pearce), who is having an affair with one of his trainers (Cobie Smulders, “How I Met Your Mother”).
Danny is equally inspired and frustrated by his acerbic new trainer, but things get complicated when he begins to have personal feelings for her too. Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. Corrigan, usually playing second fiddle in many indie and studio films, is given a chance to show his comic chops in a role that is tailor-made for him. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Michael Hall.
The film is 104 minutes long, Rated R and opens Friday, June 12 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema. For information and times, call (619) 819-0236, or visit www.landmarkTheatres.com. Film times and dates are subject to change.