Brett Gelman Shines Bright as the Off Putting Weirdo at the Center of Janicza Bravo and Gelman’s “Lemon”
Brett Gelman has a knack for playing roles that are challenging, unsettling, and down right strange. In fact, we’d say he thrives in such a space.
Whether it be on TV, in film, or live on stage, Brett uses a commanding presence to carefully oscillate between being disturbing and downright hysterical.
With this in mind, co-writer/director Janicza Bravo penned Lemon with Gelman and expertly captured the essence of a person that could be described as a “lemon” (like one would describe a useless heap of a car). The two pulled off making a comedy of discomfort that delicately balances between following an antagonistic protagonist, having everything go wrong, and keep it all enthralling.
Also, supporting cast members Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Shiri Appleby, Gillian Jacobs, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally, Jon Daly and Nia Long up the weirdness in Lemon with their own very memorable, outlandish characters.
Trailer for Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman’s Lemon Hints at a Dark, Offbeat Comedy Gem
If you’ve been missing Brett Gelman since he left Adult Swim, fret not.
He and Janicza Bravo have created Lemon, a dark indie comedy that dazzled while playing the film festival circuit, and will be coming to the rest of us next month.
The trailer itself is pretty satisfying with enticing appearances by Megan Mullally, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Gillian Jacobs, and Fred Melamed to name a few.
See for yourself here.