Watch: Every Sundance Movie Cliche in This Hilarious Parody Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
January 20, 2014
As many of you probably have noticed by now, we're back in Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival (follow coverage right here). And while I'm enjoying some great films like A Most Wanted Man and Ivory Tower (Alex Billington has enjoyed Whiplash and I Origins), there's still some films here that aren't up to snuff. And along with some of those poorer films come the cliches of Sundance films, and tropes that we've gotten used to seeing. While a film like The Skeleton Twins (which I loved) has these familiar elements, it's still a fantastic flick. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of overdone themes and elements of films at the indie festival, and someone has made a parody trailer to point them out. Watch it!
Here's the faux trailer for Not Another Sundance Movie via Defamer:
The bumpers in between with quotes and whatnot make this even better as the reactions from Sundance (ourselves included from time to time) are often hyperbolic with one person praising a film endlessly while another absolutely hates it. But that's what happens all the time. Still, it's funny to see all these familiar indie pieces thrown into one trailer. It makes us wonder why someone has decided to make a flat out indie parody and bring it to the festival. It would probably be a big hit. I'll settle for the romantic comedy parody They Came Together, my most anticipated film of the festival, to premiere later this week. Funny stuff?