We’ve always been fans of Billy Crystal and though his most well known film is the brilliant ‘When Harry met Sally’ and his vocal talents in ‘Monsters Inc’ he’s also made a whole load of films that have gone under appreciated. So if you ever get the chance you should check out films like 1992’s ‘Mr Saturday Night’ a film that follows a comedian looking at his life in flashback. Full of comic truisms it was a great but underrated film and is the type of thing that features in much of Ricky Gervais later work such as After Life. Well now we have the a look at his latest film with the Here Today trailer….
When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Directed by and starring Billy Crystal it co stars Tiffany Haddish, Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith and Nyambi Nyambi.
Billy Crystal was a regular host of the Academy Awards throughout the 90’s and Noughties when the show was worth watching for the host whereas now it seems to be a celebration of woke-ism but this is a return to feature film writing and also a return to directing, something which he has not done for twenty years since a TV movie way back in 2001. This looks like he’s calling on his own extensive experience writing comedy and from the trailer it looks like there’s a dig at modern writers who seem to work in teams which has a proven track record of TV comedies such as ‘Friends’.
HERE TODAY WILL BE THE CLOSING NIGHT GALA AT THE 74TH EDITION OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEFORE GENERAL RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 3 2021
Here’s the Here Today trailer…..