We got a lot out of Louis CK’s appearance on The Tonight Show last night, but the biggest takeaway (besides how much Louis loves Jay) might be that we’re getting a new Louis CK feature film. Even though it came out in 1998.
CK filmed Tomorrow Night back in the late 90s on a shoestring budget provided by Jon Stewart, Denis Leary, Chris Rock and others, but hasn’t yet released it. But, given that it stars Steve Carrell and Amy Poehler, now seems like about a good a time as any. Says Louis of his very first feature:
“I have a movie that I made in ’98, which is 15 years ago now, it’s the first movie that I made. It’s called ‘Tomorrow Night’ and it went to Sundance and all this stuff, but it never got released, ever. And I’m putting it out for $5 on my web site. It’s a big, funny movie. And you can see it starting in February.”
That’s right, February. Not a long wait, but still excruciating for a film that’s sold old, Louis sent a VHS to Sundance to get it into the festival. Doubly so given the film’s tagline: “In all your wildest dreams, you could not have imagined such bizarre characters together in one film.”
So, basically, this one’s going to be weird, and similar in style to CK’s infamous black and white shorts. The plot description doesn’t exactly clear it up, either:
“Tomorrow Night chronicles the loneliness of photo-shop owner Charles, an acerbic, repressed man with an unquenchable “taste” for ice cream. His energetic and overly cheerful postman Mel convinces him that what he really needs is womanly companionship. On the other side of town is Florence, a lonely old woman with a mean, vociferous husband. When Florence isn’t being tortured by her husband, she pines away for Billy, her son in the army who hasn’t written in twenty years and who makes Gomer Pyle look like Einstein. To top it off, the only friend Florence has is Tina, a sweet yet crude and scruffy young man who dresses in old-lady drag. Tina convinces Florence that maybe she needs a little extracurricular spice in her life. Enter Charles, who gets off on the thought of a clean and orderly household, and you have a match made in heaven. From there, things get even weirder.”
Charles, our hero. Judge how weird it’s going to be for yourself below:
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