Joss Whedon Doesn’t Want You To See Indie Movies
Oh no, what to do when two things I love conflict with each other! So it is that Joss Whedon, nerdboy hero and director of this summer’s critical and commercial success The Avengers, denounces a new movie from stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia and NPR’s cult favorite program, This American Life.
In a video posted to YouTube, Whedon encourages viewers to boycott Birbiglia’s upcoming film, Sleepwalk With Me. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator says that the indie comedy is set to premiere in over 80 theaters next weekend, which “threatens” the 4,000 theaters The Avengers debuted in.
“It offends me to my deepest core,” Whedon says.
Ok, so Whedon is clearly joking. Crisis averted. In fact, he maybe gets a little too honest. It’s funny hearing the guy who just made the biggest blockbuster of the summer mention “corporate spectacle” with such a glint in his eye.
Sleepwalk With Me opens in select theaters this weekend, and is based on Birbiglia’s real-life struggles with sleepwalking, as he faced marriage and adulthood.
So remember, Joss Whedon said you definitely shouldn’t see this film, which opens Aug. 24th in select theaters.