The excellently monikered Marlboro Road Gang Productions has released the first trailer for Nice Guy Johnny, the latest from writer/director/star Edward Burns (Purple Violets).¬† The film centers around the struggles of the titular Johnny to choose between jobs and females.¬† The cast is led by Matt Bush (Adventureland) and Kerry Bish√© (Scrubs), with Burns, Anna Wood, and Max Baker supporting.¬† Check out the trailer after the jump.
As a general rule, if I can recognize the actress before her credit flashes across the screen, I believe the “Introducing” credit is invalid.¬† I may be a bigger Scrubs fan than most, but I was charmed enough by her central role in season nine (aka the “zombie season”) that I was taken aback when the marketing department assumed this was my introduction to Bish√©.¬† Season nine of Scrubs averaged about four million viewers — while a pittance for broadcast, surely that’s more than the number who will ever see Nice Guy Johnny given its limited non-studio release.¬† Am I in the wrong here?
(The “Introducing” credit may also apply to Bush, who a significant portion of you may recognize from Adventureland or Halloween 2.¬† Perhaps a more relatable example here.)
I focus on this because, though I am a twentysomething, I hate movies that revolve around the angst of twentysomethings.¬† By the looks of the trailer, this movie is clearly not for me, with or without the adorable Bish√©.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but baby-faced Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancee Claire, and he made her a promise: by the time he’s 25-years-old, he’ll trade his current dream job as a local sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that’ll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny’s nothing, if not a man of his word.
Now he’s flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire’s well-to-do father set up. Enter Uncle Terry, who lives in New York, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke…
Check out Apple for HD.¬† Nice Guy Johnny is slated for release on October 26th.