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Nick Offerman Brings His New Film To The Music Box

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 27, 2013 7:10PM

Nick Offerman and Keith Poulson star in Somebody Out There Likes Me (Photo courtesy Tribeca Film)

It seems like Nick Offerman can do no wrong these days and, for some, it’s becoming harder to separate the man and his own interests in woodworking and meat from that of Ron Effing Swanson on Parks and Recreation, which as solid a testament of Offerman’s deadpan acting skills as any.

In Bob Byington’s film Somebody Up There Likes Me Offerman plays Sal, best friend of Max (Keith Poulson) who seems to have a lucky horseshoe shoved up his ass. Max seemingly doesn’t age, stumbles into good fortune and has a charming personality that sometimes leads to him straying from his second wife Lyla (Jess Wexler), who Sal pines for.

Byington uses time jumps, animated sequences by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly) and a soundtrack from Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio to tell a tale about a lifelong friendship that will draw parallels to Wes Anderson films.

Somebody Up There Likes Me plays in select theaters across the country March 8 and will be released to Video on Demand March 12. Offerman will be at two March 9 screenings of the film at the Music Box Theatre and advance tickets are now on sale. Will this sell out? Are you kidding?

UPDATE 3/1: Offerman has added a second date.