The quirky indie film Kabluey was completely not on my radar until I happened across the trailer a few days ago. I completely fell in love with the odd and incredibly endearing preview, so I decided to research a little further. Turns out, it's being warmly received by reviewers (well, those who are in cities where it's actually being played, of course).
Lisa Kudrow plays a struggling mother of two whose husband is fighting in Iraq. Her brother-in-law, Salman (Scott Prendergast), soon joins the household to help her out, and ultimately takes "a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate mascot in order to help make ends meet and hold the family together."
Most of the humor seems to come from watching this big, plush-looking, cartoony blue figure juxtaposed with regular humans. It seems dark and funny, with some sadness around the edges. Plus, the rest of the cast includes Christine Taylor, Chris Parnell and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (and if I may channel my grandmother for a moment: hubba hubba!).
The movie opened July 4 in limited release. To check out the trailer,