‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’ Trailer: ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Director Returns With An Oddball Love Story

Under normal circumstances I would run to any movie that featured Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, and Craig Robinson in it, but when I saw that An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn was directed by The Greasy Strangler‘s Jim Hosking, I avoided it like the plague at Sundance. Hosking’s previous film was, to put it mildly, damned repulsive, and was one of the very few times I ever quit a movie before finishing it. While some will chalk it up as being deliberately shocking, to me it was just a piece of shit. This one, however, looks much better.

The bizarro ‘Beverly Luff Linn‘ stars Aubrey Plaza as the unhappy Lulu Danger, a former cafe employee fired by her boss and husband.  Her life gets turned upside down when she sees a commercial for a magic show, headlined by magician Beverly Luff Linn (Robinson), a figure from her past. All Lulu wants to do is get to the show and reconnect with the man of her dreams, and a crime caper involving her husband and his partner (Clement) may be her ticket. Emile Hirsch, Maria Bamford, and Matt Berry co-star in what looks like more outrageous absurdity from Hosking, but at least it doesn’t appear to be deliberately disgusting. I have to admit I kinda want to see this now.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn hits theaters and VOD on October 19th.