Billie Joe Armstrong is a Former Rockstar in 'Ordinary World' Trailer
"Dad - sometimes you're just not there." An official trailer has arrived for an indie comedy titled Ordinary World, from the director of John Krasinski's The Giant Mechanical Man from 2012. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong stars in the film as a former punk rocker who is having trouble getting used to the "real world" after 10 years of leaving behind that world. When his wife & daughter forget his 40th birthday, his brother throws him a big party in New York where he encounters his old bandmates. The cast includes Selma Blair, Judy Greer, Madisyn Shipman, Dallas Roberts, Chris Messina and Fred Armisen. This looks like it might be fun, and it features original songs written and performed by Billie Joe Armstrong.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Lee Kirk's Ordinary World, in high def from Apple:
Perry (Armstrong), a former punk rocker, is ten years into his band's "indefinite hiatus" and is struggling with his adjustment to the real world, which includes working in his family's hardware store. When Perry's hotshot attorney wife (Blair) and precocious young daughter forget his 40th birthday, his brother (Messina) takes pity and gives him the money to throw a huge rockstar blowout in a fancy New York hotel. At the party, Perry's punk past clashes hilariously with his grown-up reality as he encounters crazy former bandmates, including best pal Gary (Armisen) and an old-flame-turned-manager (Greer), who offers him a chance to revive his stalled career, all in one outrageous day. Ordinary World is both written & directed by filmmaker Lee Kirk, of The Giant Mechanical Man previously. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Ordinary World opens in limited theaters + on VOD starting October 14th this fall.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Looks alright, probably redbox it. Makes me feel old. I remember when Dookie came out, I loved those guys. So long ago.
grimjob on Sep 15, 2016
you are old.
Astroboy3000 on Sep 16, 2016
I am forever.
grimjob on Sep 16, 2016
He's married to Selma Blair and he's complaining? I'd be happy stacking shelves and coming home to hang out with Selma.
Carpola on Sep 15, 2016
Most def ...
shiboleth on Sep 16, 2016
I don't know if I could put up with Billie Joe Armstrong for the full length of a movie....
TheOct8pus on Sep 16, 2016
Selma Blair. That is all I saw in this. Ok, there was that half funny thing with not throwing tv out of window ...
shiboleth on Sep 16, 2016
Impressive that this even got legs. I'd be into seeing this.. not sure I'd go to the theatre for it though
Nick Sears on Sep 16, 2016
I always thought Blair's career was going to pop, but after CRUEL INTENTIONS, she just kind of fizzled away.
DAVIDPD on Sep 16, 2016
I am buying the hell out of this and I'm very shocked about this fact.
Lar Rackell on Sep 18, 2016
This looks abysmal. It seems very cookie cutter and I'm surprised Armstrong is in this film.
redtie on Oct 1, 2016
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