Back to IndieWire

Watch: Thomas Haden Church Gets Goofy in Exclusive ‘Lucky Them’ Outtakes

Watch: Thomas Haden Church Gets Goofy in Exclusive 'Lucky Them' Outtakes

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. 

READ MORE: Why Oscar Nominee Toni Collette Doesn’t Consider Herself To Be a Movie Star

Thomas Haden Church and Toni Colette star as Charlie and Ellie, respectively — in an email to Indiewire, Griffiths said that she relished working with both Church and Colette:

“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.

READ MORE: Watch: Toni Collette Tries to Find the One that Got Away in Trailer for ‘Lucky Them’

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox