Watch a Young Amy Poehler in Louis C.K.’s First Film for Only $5
12:13 pm, January 28th | by Colette McIntyre
In 1998 we were busy trying to collect every Spice Girls temporary tattoo that Bazooka Joe bubble gum was issuing (we’ve had lockjaw for sixteen years) and lying to the cool kids who sat in the back of the bus about having seen Cruel Intentions. It was a particularly stressful time in our lives. In the very same year, Louis C.K. was shooting his first movie Tomorrow Night, casting friends who were soon-to-be the first ladies and lords of comedy. Shot independently with money he borrowed from Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, and Denis Leary, Tomorrow Night boasts cameos from Wanda Sykes, Steve Carell, J.B. Smoove, Conan O’Brien, and a cherubic-faced Amy Poehler in her very first movie role. As C.K. explained during a recent visit to The Tonight Show, the comedy, shot entirely in black-and-white, centers on an acerbic guy who runs a photo store and spends his nights in a bowl of ice cream “because it relaxes him.” As the comedian is quick to point out, “it’s not for everybody.”
While the film screened at the Sundance Film Festival, it never made it to theaters. In order to right this historic wrong (and finally payback his friends), C.K. announced on The Late Show last night that he’s selling Tomorrow Night on his website, starting tomorrow at noon. The film will be available for the low, low price of $5.
Five dollars to see a young Amy Poehler get sprayed in the face with a hose anytime you want?! That’s a bargain, even in these economically recessed times! Check out the Tomorrow Night trailer below.