That Richard Linklater has a real talent for walking the line between really fun mainstream films and movies you have to drive to the hipster part of town to see. It's like he's two different fellas, both usually awesome.
Today brings news of a new Linklater film that seems somewhat difficult to label genre-wise. The film is called Larry's Kidney, based on the Daniel Asa Rose memoir, Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant - and Save His Life. It's a nice title because you don't have to mess with any synopsis.
Now, as somber and heartfelt as that plot may sound, the film is also going to star Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, who last teamed up on the equally somber and heartfelt The Campaign. Will they strike dramedy gold again? Who knows! Maybe they will just find silver. But silver's still good!
In all seriousness, this is apparently supposed to be a bit more than just another goofy comedy. The Wrap, who broke the story, claims the film will balance "comedy with life-and-death stakes." Kind of like any time John Candy drives in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.