Longing to wipe the slate clean and move on with his life, the invisible, down-to-earth professional audience member, Eddie Krumble, travels from one studio to another with his best friend, Chris, to make a living cheering for products on countless infomercial shows. Having learned to content himself with his anonymity, when he doesn't put his hands together for dubious merchandise or ask softball questions, Eddie is looking for excuses to visit his secret crush, Judy: a mousy cashier at a small gas station on Melrose Avenue. Then, Eddie catches the eye of the famous late-night talk show host, Jayme Stillerman, and just like that, anonymous Krumble becomes an overnight sensation. But, sometimes, love prefers to be quiet, and fame can be so loud and exhausting. Can there be a future between the clapper and the gas-station girl?Written by
The noticeable brand of chips at the gas station when Eddie speaks to Judy are Utz brand chips. Utz was specifically chosen by The Office producers in the vending machines on set due to their local roots in Hanover, Pennsylvania (The Office takes place in Scranton). Ed Helms who plays Eddie, was a cast member of The Office. See more »
If I wasn't such and idiot, I would feel like a moron hanging out with you people.
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Typical Ed Helms movie in just about every way.
This is exactly who Ed Helms plays in almost every single thing he does. Just this sort of middle-aged sad sack schlubbing his way through life, not really depressed or sad, just going no where fast. And inevitably there's a far younger attractive woman toiling away at a dead end job with a whacky dream job whom he sparks up a romance with only to get in his own way time and time again because hey...it's Ed Helms and that's what he does. Dorky schlub that over reacts and makes life difficult for himself until everything magically works out in the end and everyone is happy.
That's honestly the entire movie. There weren't really any laughs, the plot is very thin, and the acting and interactions just never really seemed to have any life to it. It's just a guy who makes a living by sitting in infomercial audiences and a late night talk show notices him and starts up a nightly bit turning him into a sort of mystery sensation. This gets in the way of his romance. And there you go, that's the movie.
It's unoffensive and easy background noise but there's nothing special, unique, or charming about it. It's a pretty paint by number rom-com and literally the exact same thing Ed Helms does in every single appearance. Also can we stop having lame old guys being matched up with far younger attractive women? I just don't buy it. Watch if you're bored with absolutely nothing else to keep you occupied.
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