Jim Hosking (director)
Universal Pictures (studio)
108 min (length)
20 January 2018 (released)
30 May 2018
Written and directed by David Wike and Jim Hosking, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn is a filmographic ode to absurdity and love (the two are often related anyway!). The cast forms a random ensemble that somehow make the story work. If you’re looking for something different yet tremendously enjoyable, you’ve come to the right screening!
After being fired from her job at a coffee place by her manager/husband Shane Danger (Emile Hirsch), disgruntled Lulu (Aubrey Plaza) finds herself mesmerized by a TV ad announcing a very magical event: an evening with Beverly Luff Linn (Craig Robinson). Shane’s greediness will give the opportunity to Lulu to embark on a quest to find the mysterious and mesmerising Luff Linn.
Hats off to the cast as they all work wonderfully together and manage to create some sense into chaos and absurdity! Aubrey Plaza shows another, more sensitive side of her acting palette and her weird association with Jemaine Clement (who plays Colin) is simply a joy to witness. The scene where the pair dances with no restraint on Words Don’t Come Easy is one to look forward to.
When it comes to the magical wonder that is promised by Beverly Luff Linn and his platonic partner, you will be surprised by how random and unexpected the show is. Emile Hirsch is hysterical in his portrayal of Shane Danger, a greedy, possessive and somewhat pathetic man.
Beyond the absurdity, it’s in the details that lies the subtlety of Hosking’s humour. Look out for the cars’ plates…An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn talks primarily about love and how it can drive us insane, how it happens when you least expect it and how it can turn your life upside down.
Funny, touching, positively bizarre and sometimes tragic, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn will leave you flabbergasted and Luffin’.