Girlfriend’s Day

Bob Odenkirk is a poet.

Well, poet is the word he uses for the ladies.

By poet he means greeting card writer. And by greeting card writer, I mean ex greeting card writer. He’s just been fired, a dinosaur in a dying industry. Once the “Bill https-%2f%2fblueprint-api-production-s3-amazonaws-com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f382405%2fac0a1e1b-8957-4c65-8491-fe26b36c8841Shakespeare” of greeting cards, he lost his mojo when his wife left him. It’s kind of too bad because the mayor has just proposed a new holiday that could revitalize the greeting card industry and and get ole Bob the redemption he’s after.

It’s not going to be easy though. Competition’s going to be tough: there’s a lot of old hacks who’d like another shot at glory. And the greeting card industry’s about to get surprisingly bloody.

This is light fare, but fun. An oddball cast including Amber Tamblyn, Stacy Keach, Alex Karpovsky, Andy Richter, and Natasha Lyonne casts a quirky golden hue over the whole thing, which stitches together the nonsensical in the simplest way. This is by no means a workout for your cerebellum. Odenkirk is the man when it comes to laughs, and there are plenty here. Not a whole lot more, but late at night, surfing Netflix, sometimes that’s enough.

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15 thoughts on “Girlfriend’s Day

  1. Susan Leighton

    I like Odenkirk so I might actually watch this late at night. I just caught him in the last film Robin Williams made called The Boulevard. Even though he had a supporting role in it, you can’t help but pay attention when he is onscreen.

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  2. J.

    I spotted this the other day when I was browsing the ol’ Netflix for something to watch (cause who really watches the 7 million titles they added to their list, right?) I opted to catch up with some Black Mirror, but I duly added it to the list. Just cause Bob Odenkirk was there. Plus, I used to quite like the idea of writing greeting cards. Seriously.

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