Outtakes can serve as a form of meta-narrative storytelling about the filmmaking process — and because filmmaking plays such a a pivotal role in the narrative of Megan Griffiths’ “Lucky Them,” watching its outtakes turns out to be a rather surreal experience. Here, the goofs and mistakes also contain another metanarrative, created by the film’s characters as Charlie, a jaded independent filmmaker, tags along with his journalist friend Ellie as she seeks out her rock star ex-boyfriend for a story.
“It’s a singular experience working with Thomas Haden Church because you just never have any idea what his brain will hatch at any given moment,” she said. “There was so much gold that ended up on the cutting room floor that we figured we owed it to the world to allow it to live. When I showed this to Toni Collette, she said she’d be rewatching it on repeat whenever she needed a Thom fix. Hope the rest of the world feels the same.”
“Lucky Them” opened theatrically back in May and is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and all digital platforms. Check out the outtakes below.