What if NBC's Thursday night comedy block had a baby with Saturday Night Live?
What if NBC's Thursday night comedy block had a baby with Saturday Night Live? You'd get the movie Hand Job, a comedy written and directed by Bill Hader's wife, Maggie Carey, that's quickly assembling a cast that includes so many of my favorite funny people. Community's Donald Glover and Andy Samberg have just signed on to appear in the movie, along with Hader and Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, who has the lead role.
Plaza plays a Type A high school senior who worries that she hasn't had enough sexual experience before going away to college, so she sets out to get some (pardon the pun). Also lending support to an already amazing cast are Alia Shawkat, Connie Britton, and Plaza's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World costars Mae Whitman and Johnny Simmons. I'm already totally seduced by the idea of this movie, in part because it's usually guys who are trying to pawn off their virginities (e.g. Superbad). My only qualm: can Plaza, who usually shines as a supporting character, handle a leading role?