We first heard about Michael Paul Stephenson's Girlfriend's Day all the way back in 2013, but things have been largely quiet on that front ever since. The film - written by and starring Bob Odenkirk - sounded like a lot of fun, and we were curious to see Stephenson take on a feature after the one-two punch of Best Worst Movie and The American Scream, both of which were documentaries.
So you can imagine our delight when the first Girlfriend's Day trailer landed on our doorstep this morning.
This looks enjoyably weird! I'm getting sort of a Joe Versus The Volcano vibe from the trailer, what with the heightened sense of reality and the surreal cast of supporting characters (filled out by a number of talented comic actors, including Andy Richter, Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach and June Diane Raphael).
Here's a plot description, via IndieWire:
In Netflix’s original film, Girlfriend’s Day, viewers will meet Ray and join him as he tries to recapture the feelings that once made him “the king of the wordsmith world” after California establishes a new holiday: Girlfriend’s Day. To commemorate the new special day, the state holds a contest to see who can write the most romantic card. As he searches for inspiration to pen the perfect poem, he unexpectedly gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit.
I'm excited to see this one when it premieres on Netflix, quite fittingly, on February 14th. What do you guys think?