A website known for its raunchy web videos is expanding from platform to producer with its first feature film, “Coffee Town.” College Humor has partnered with distributor FilmBuff for a movie about a man and his addiction to coffee. Well, his coffee shop, really. Starring Glenn Howerton (“It’s Always Sunny in Phlladelphia”) and directed by Brad Copeland (part-time writer and producer for “Arrested Development”), the film appears both startlingly generic and oddly unique.
Three men who love meeting up during the workday to chill out and sip coffee decide to take extreme measures when their local hangout is threatened. That’s the positive spin. The negative spin would read something like, “A man with an undisclosed profession decides to rob a coffee shop in order to discourage potential buyers from turning it into a bistro lounge because it’s the only place he can take naps during the day.”
The two upsides no one can turn down are the film’s leads. It’s refreshing to see Glenn Howerton in a role that’s not Dennis Reynolds and extremely encouraging to see Ben Schwartz bumped up to co-leading man status. The funnyman from “House of Lies” and “Parks and Recreation” has earned it, even if it’s in a film that may not deserve his talents. Adrianne Palicki of “Friday Night Lights” fame serves as merely eye candy in the trailer, but the would-be Wonder Woman has the talent to be much, much more. Hopefully, she’ll get her shot.
Take a look at the trailer, and let us know your interest level below. “Coffee Town” hits iTunes, Amazon, and VOD July 9 and will have select theatrical showings throughout the summer.