Justin Long Has 'A Good Time'
I see a lot of movies, and far and away the best comedy I've seen all year is For A Good Time, Call!
Not only does the absurdly genius comedy give Ari Graynor the star-making role she's been deserving since she drunkenly stumbled into our hearts with 2008's Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, but Justin Long devours scenery as the gay B.F.F. of the film's two leading ladies.
Turns out, Justin didn't have to look far to find inspiration for Jesse. "I was inspired by the director," Long says, referring to Jamie Travis. "He's got a great voice, a great personality and I just did a blatant imitation of him." For Justin, the appeal of playing a potty-mouthed, intimacy-eschewing, open book of a character was just that. "I love characters like who are very free and not self-aware," the actor says, adding that playing off Ari and co-star/co-write Lauren Miller made for one of the most fun sets he's ever been on.
But you don't have to take my word for it -- check out a clip from the expectation-redefining comedy before it hits theaters on August 31!