There’s finally a trailer for the Amy Poehler/Rachel Dratch/Parker Posey “lady version of Old School” comedy, Spring Breakdown:


The trailer says “available now,” but Netflix lists the release date as “unknown.” Despite the success of Baby Mama and Amy Poehler’s heightened fame, this movie has been sitting on the shelf for over a year. Last month, Jezebel argued that maybe it’s because the movie just isn’t good, and the trailer doesn’t provide much evidence to the contrary (though the Wilson Phillips line was funny.) BUT: the movie has one thing in its favor, quality-prediction-wise: the extremely shitty and unacceptable treatment studios give to trailers for comedies starring women (though not SATC, which wasn’t a comedy and was even worse than the trailer). Like, have you SEEN the Baby Mama trailer? And have you SEEN Baby Mama? They’re two completely different movies. I’ll watch Spring Breakdown in hopes that it’s more Romy And Michelle than The Sweetest Thing, but hopefully Amy Poehler’s power has grown to the point where she can say “fuck you” to studio marketing departments who seek to use false advertising to sell her movies.

Comments (5)
  1. Did I see Kristin Cavallari in that trailer? Also, Dratch = box office and/or ratings poison.

  2. It’s screening at Sundance, and I realize that doesn’t answer your initial question of whether it’ll actually be any good. We shall find out soon enough.

  3. jfr3sh  |   Posted on Dec 11th, 2008 0

    i am so seeing this. i’m a sucker for dumb snl-related movies…hot rod and the brothers solomon had me rofling.

  4. me too  |   Posted on Dec 12th, 2008 0

    I have seen this for free at my work and it is one of the WORST MOVIES OF ALL TIME. Done.

  5. Chris  |   Posted on Dec 15th, 2008 0

    I have also seen this movie — and, it’s hyserical. The person who says it’s the worst movie ever is obviously an “industry” person who has become so jaded that he/she can no longer recognize funny movie. I am not in the “industry” and I (and everyone else I saw this with at a screening) thought it was really funny.

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