For those who didn't know (like me five minutes ago), Louis CK made a film in 1998 called Tomorrow Night, which won entrance into The Sundance Film Festival but ultimately never got a release. This was a few years before his second really bad filmmaking experience, Pootie Tang. Whenever you think your life is going totally down the drain and will never recover, just think of Louis CK's career.
Last night Louis CK was on some really niche talk show called The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During his interview, he announced that Tomorrow Night would finally be available for $5 from his website. Apparently it will go on sale some time in February. Louis CK actually announced his plans to do this in a newsletter almost two years ago, but I don't receive that newsletter, much as I enjoy Louis CK.
So what's the movie about? Well, along with the poor quality trailer above, here's a nice synopsis:
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.
I can't lie. I like the synopsis a lot more than the actual trailer. The fact that he's finally making it available on his own website and at such a low price is cool no matter how you slice it.