Well, not really, but wow. Imagine this elevator pitch: “Ok, it’s Castaway meets Weekend at Bernies. Guy stranded on a deserted island discovers a corpse washing ashore just as he’s about to hang himself in despair. Comedy hijinks ensue.”
Producer big wig’s going to be, “That’s all you got?”
“No, there’s more! Harry Potter stars as the corpse!”
Cue the guy from The Simpsons who shouts, “Howard, you’re a genius!”
Anyway, that’s the gist of Swiss Army Man’s premise, but the trailer promises a film that’s even more quirky, magical, and weird — in a good way — than that. Check it out for yourself, and then make a slot in your calendar for its mid-June release. Swiss Army Man stars Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, and apparently already has critics lined up to nominate it for every Razzie possible this year. Yes. It’s as bad as it sounds. It’s going to be awesome, in a Freddie Got Fingered sort of way.
Were you expecting anything different with a film that riffs off Weekend at Bernies?