"A Futile and Stupid Gesture" is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David Wain.
The starring cast includes Will Forte as Douglas Kenney, Domhnall Gleeson as Henry Beard, Martin Mull as modern Douglas, Thomas Lennon as Michael O'Donoghue, Joel McHale as Chevy Chase, John Gemberling as John Belushi, Matt Walsh as Matty Simmons, Rick Glassman as Harold Ramis, Jon Daly as Bill Murray, Seth Green as Christopher Guest and others.
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Netflix on Thursday, December 21, 2017 released the trailer for "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" you can watch here:
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The film's timeline stretches from 1964 to 1980. The film opens with Douglas Kenney (Will Forte) and his classmate Henry Beard (Domhnall Gleeson) celebrating the release of their book, Bored of the Rings, with the Harvard Lampoon staff.
They graduate from Harvard and Kenney convinces Beard not to go to law school but instead publish a monthly magazine: the National Lampoon. Though Kenney is the magazine's main creative voice, there would be no magazine without the guidance of Beard. Kenney becomes the comedy writer and Beard the business manager, while the magazine also has a thriving art department.
They get financing from Matty Simmons (Matt Walsh). All of the writers work hard to be funny and meet deadlines. Work is a party atmosphere and illicit drug use is prevalent. The magazine is not initially a success until lawsuits are threatened by Disney, Volkswagen, Mormons, and many other established names. The comedy world is changed, and the magazine pushes the acceptance of satire and parody with each edition.
Kenney, due to burnout, suddenly leaves for nine months with a one-line note to Beard. The magazine stays successful under Beard. After five years Simmons agrees to a buyout and they each collect $3.5 million, a request demanded by Beard and Kenney. Beard, being unhappy and greatly stressed, takes his check and immediately exits the magazine.
National Lampoon expands to an hour radio show attracting more great comedians like Chevy Chase (Joel McHale), Bill Murray (Jon Daly), and Gilda Radner (Jackie Tohn). But Lorne Michaels (Armen Weitzman) buys them all out and signs them over to Saturday Night Live. Special editions of the magazine are published such as one mocking high school yearbooks.
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"A Futile and Stupid Gesture" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 24, 2018 (Sundance) and on January 26, 2018 (United States/Worldwide) distributing by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 101 minutes.
Principal photography began in Los Angeles, California on April 14, 2016.
"A Futile and Stupid Gesture" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 67/100. The audience also likes the film.
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