Jason Sudeikis was such a great asset to the cast during his stint on ‘Saturday Night Live’ because he had such a versatile persona. He was perfectly capable playing the straight man against the outsized characters the other actors might dream up, but when the time came for him to deliver a punch line or bring the funny for a sillier character (such as the two a-holes he and Kristen Wiig repeatedly portrayed), he always came through. But with his ‘SNL’ days behind him and a full-time career blossoming before him, it seems that Sudeikis has settled into a solid type. He was a game romantic lead opposite Alison Brie in Leslye Headland’s savvy rom-com ‘Sleeping With Other People’ last year, rough around the edges and yet still lovable, and the trailer for his new picture ‘Tumbledown’ nudges him further down that same path.
Director (and actor) Todd Louiso follows up 'Love Liza' and 'The Marc Pease Experience' with 'Hello I Must Be Going,' based on a script from first-time scribe Sarah Koskoff. The film follows Amy, a woman going through a divorce who is forced to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut, when she meets -- and falls for -- a much younger man. While the film comes close, but never quite manages, to punch you in the gut, Melanie Lynskey's portrayal of Amy is absolutely resonant.
'Two and a Half Men' fans know Melanie Lynskey as the wacky and sweetly diabolical Rose, who may or may not have been responsible for the untimely demise of Charlie Harper. But in the Sundance hit film 'Hello I Must Be Going,' the actress takes on a far different role -- that of a rather reluctant cougar.