One of his students (Jessica Williams) introduces him to her single mother (Regina Hall) and Will slowly puts his life back together.Here’s the full synopsis via Collider: Will Henry (Jemaine Clement) is a graphic novelist and professor in NYC.
At his adorable twin girls’ fifth birthday party, Will’s life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children and longtime girlfriend, Charlie (Stephanie Allynne), with their friend Gary (Michael Chernus).
One year later, Will is still alone and trying to put his life back together.
I know [laughs] that I have emotions, and I project them in the normal human way. Because when you do comedy, especially on the stage, you just want laughs all the time. They go, “Phew, that was a long time to wait.” I did a film with Steven Spielberg and he said during “Jaws” he had nightmares for months.
He didn’t know it was a success till the day it came out. You do a lot of American work but you live in New Zealand. It’s hard to do comedy in New Zealand, especially in television.
He finds unexpected challenges when his talented student Kat (Jessica Williams) tries to set Will up with her accomplished mother Diane (Regina Hall).
In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while remaining an inspiration for his students and coming to terms with himself both as a father as an artist.
has a heartwarming, pleasant, and cute vibe from the trailer alone, and Lane Scarberry can attest in her Sundance review.
She also gives notices to Clement’s performance, writing, “This is the perfect vehicle for the expertly awkward comedic timing of Jemaine Clement ( Brian Welk is the Features Editor for Pop Optiq, a journalist and film critic currently studying Journalism at the University of Southern California.
Jemaine Clement (born 10 January 1974) is a New Zealand comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, writer, director, and multi-instrumentalist, known as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Bret Mc Kenzie. In 2004, the Humourbeasts toured New Zealand in a stage show titled The Untold Tales of Maui, a rework of the traditional Maori legends of Māui.