‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead’ Brings Comedy to Life
I can’t remember the last time I have been as excited about a movie preview as I am about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. It’s absolutely everything I could ask for in a movie. Or at least that’s what it feels like right now. Vampires, Shakespeare, attractive guys, hot Asian chicks, dark comedy, The Karate Kid, Jeremy Sisto? Yes, please, where do I sign up? As if that wasn’t enough to get me all geeked out, the film has an original score from none other than Sean Lennon. Sidenote? My dog’s name might be Lennon. I am clearly invested. Did I mention that Kris Lemche was the Original God (or “OG” as I like to call him) on one of my favorite shows, Joan of Arcadia? All of these things are like a recipe for my love. The synopsis of the film does not do it justice, so do yourself a favor and check out the preview below it. I will be trying to give you a full review as soon as I am able.
Film Synopsis: Living in the back room of his father’s doctors office, broke and frustrated ladies man Julian (Jake Hoffman) scores his big break when he lands the job directing an off Broadway version of Hamlet. Except it’s a bizarre adaptation written by a pale Romanian impresario named Theo (John Ventimiglia) who is actually a master vampire. Theo hopes to lure the real Hamlet (Kris Lemche) out of hiding so the two can end a century’s long feud over Shakespeare’s Ophelia. Meanwhile, Julian pines for his ex-girlfriend, Anna (Devon Aoki), who is dating Mobster Bobby Bianchi (Ralph Macchio). Added into the mix is a dimwitted detective (Jeremy Sisto) and a terrific score by Sean Lennon.