Answers to Nothing is a new Dane Cook drama. That’s right: I did say the words “Dane Cook drama.”
I’m not 100% sure what it’s about, but that’s because it’s another one of those “slice of life in LA” kind of movies, where there is no plot–it’s just a bunch of characters taking a slow breath and giving each other wisdom or nihilism.
Here’s the scoop from the Roadside Attractions website:
Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don’t always see.
Wow. That was the movie version of corporate speak. Next, we’ll be shifting a few paradigms and thinking outside of some boxes. This thing looks like a marketing disaster from the get-go. There’s no creativity here; no cleverness whatsoever. Don’t believe me? Watch the trailer.
Now let’s watch the trailer for the expensive version!
I hate to bag on Cook, but I don’t feel like he has given me a reason on film to trust him with my dough. Answers to Nothing has a stupid name and a non-synopsis. Further compound that with the ridiculously derivative trailer, and you have a recipe for a Disasterpiece Theatre episode.