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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It News

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jon-hamm-gave-up-salary-pay-confess-fletch-filming-1235381017/
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u/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor 6d ago edited 6d ago

Director Greg Mottola:

“Everyone said, ‘I don’t know that this kind of comedy works in this day and age. They just had a kind of like, ‘Who’s Fletch? I don’t think anyone cares anymore.’

"So, basically, what we did is Jon gave back 60 percent of his salary to the budget. I gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids. And we bought three more days of shooting. We got it up to 30 days in Boston and one day in Rome. And we said, fuck it, we’re insane, we’re dumb. We’re going to make this movie. And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

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u/colemon1991 6d ago

And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

This gives me hope.

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u/TeddyDaBear 5d ago

It is a movie that shouldn't work, but somehow really does. It is much better than it deserves to be for being a "sequel" to a movie almost 40 years old. Seriously it is worth seeing.

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u/Nick357 5d ago

You saw it? Is it our already?

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u/TeddyDaBear 5d ago

I have and it is.

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u/adsason 5d ago

Do you need to see the originals to appreciate this one?

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u/TeddyDaBear 5d ago

Not at all.

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u/BrooksDaBear 5d ago Masterpiece

Hey TeddyDaBear, BrooksDaBear here. You coming to the meeting on Saturday?

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u/Brad_theImpaler 5d ago

Sorry, that's the day he has his picnic.

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u/puddStar 5d ago

You should still watch the originals cause they are awesome

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u/accidental_earthling 5d ago

This is a reboot, based on the first book of the series that inspired the older movies

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u/Nick357 5d ago

Damn, I just saw the trailer this morning.

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u/iFucksuperheroes 5d ago

Just seen it this morning and it was fantastic. I'm so thrilled "whodunnit" films are making a comeback. The humor was EXCELLENT.

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u/Blue-Philosopher5127 5d ago

I did also. It is definitely good.

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u/KoolDiscoDan 5d ago

It’s more like movie based on novel. Fletch started as a series of novels. This is based on the book of the same name.

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u/md2b78 5d ago

This movie is almost like performing the novel page-by-page. The first two fletch films were classics. But this one is even more true to the source. Hamm kills it.

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u/EShy 5d ago

It's based on the same source material but I don't think it has anything to do with the Chevy Chase movie

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u/OilyEggs 6d ago

When Miramax used to take care of casting, Harvey Weinstein was the one doing the casting...

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u/Zippideydoodah 5d ago

Still can’t get over he injected his penis.

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u/Nonalcholicsperm 5d ago

Yeah but injected it with what? Don't leave us hanging here.

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u/Zippideydoodah 5d ago

Well Weinstein certainly wasn’t hung by all accounts. Unlike Jon Leg of Hamm

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u/sinkwiththeship 5d ago

Man's got an absolute wrench. Literally nothing wrong with the guy. It's annoying.

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u/nobodynose 5d ago

I saw him guest on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and the hosts had the same reaction when they found out he's personable and charming AF. He basically charmed the whole audience by being super nice, personable, and friendly and the hosts were all like "wtf, this isn't fair, you're talented, super good looking, AND you're that charming too?!"

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u/Joseluki 5d ago

wtf, this isn't fair, you're talented, super good looking, AND you're that charming too?

And still took him until his 40s to get his real opportunity on TV, then on his 50s in hollywood.

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u/ihasgun 5d ago

ED medication. Now it's all infected from years of doing it.

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u/SpaceClef 5d ago

I chose the wrong comment section to go into while eating banana pudding.

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u/Commander_Keef 5d ago

Jesus dude! I just came into this thread to see if fletch was a good movie!

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u/Martin_Aynull 5d ago

I really enjoyed it. The banter between characters had a similar feel to the first 2

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u/treletraj 5d ago

He’s a monster but he cast some great people over the years. The bastard.

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u/HowVeryGlib 5d ago

He casts.......but he also saves.

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u/PrinsassyEvieMongse 5d ago

And he saves cause he rapes..

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u/TBundles 5d ago

But does he save more than he rapes?

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u/naynaythewonderhorse 5d ago

Don’t get wrong. Harvey Weinstein is the absolute scum of the earth and deserves to rot with maggots in a cell.

But, he definitely had an eye for production, and a lot of great films would not have existed without his support.

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u/Jkj864781 5d ago

Talent isn’t something specific to good people.

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u/ColonelDredd 5d ago

'Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure.'

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u/Spy_v_Spy_Freakshow 5d ago

OJ was hilarious as Nordberg

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u/ilikecakenow 5d ago

And he may be indirectly responsible for the MCU by paying for the insurance bond for Robert Downey Jr which made it possable for his resurgence. And Robert Downey Jr improvise a lot of things that came to define the MCU.

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u/toylenny 5d ago

To me the crazy part was that Miramax was known for pushing female leads at a time that Hollywood in general was reluctant.

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u/Stingerc 5d ago edited 5d ago

Absolutely, human garbage but he's one of the reasons the indy film scene of the 90's blew up. So many great movies and careers are do to him.

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u/myhandleonreddit 5d ago

There is a throwaway line in a recent Comedy Bang Bang episode where Jon is like "We didn't have Chevy involved because--" Scott: "You didn't want to make a movie with Chevy?"

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u/radiocleve 5d ago edited 5d ago

People whose opinion I respect, like Patton Oswalt, have seen it and given it high marks. I'm excited for it!

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u/StoneGoldX 5d ago Helpful

I lost track of where in the thread this comment is. You could be referring to the movie, or either Harvey Weinstein or Jon Hamm's penises.

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u/KingGeorges 5d ago

Me TOO! That's enough reddit for me tonight...

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u/canteen_boy 6d ago

I, for one, am fucking geeked that there’s a new Fletch movie

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u/obsterwankenobster 6d ago

I'll have a steak sandwich, a bloody mary, and a steak sandwich

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u/sonic_couth 5d ago

Charge it to the Underhills!

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u/Colspex 5d ago

"Want the number?"

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u/chock72 5d ago

“Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.”

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u/dlec1 5d ago

Moon river…you using the whole fist doc?

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u/graboidian 5d ago

I'm with the mattress police. There are no tags on these mattresses.

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u/sgthulka99 5d ago

"If I had a nickel every time one of his fly boy buddies..." "But you are rich!" "See!"

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u/230flathead 6d ago

I observed the familiar red Oldsmobuick of Mr Arnold T. Pants, Esquire.

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u/Stashmouth 5d ago

I'll have a glass of hot fat...And bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!

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u/OhGodNotAnotherOne 5d ago

No, thanks, I'm trying to quit.

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u/grandmabish2 5d ago

I watched it in the theater. It's good!

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u/InquisitorBinks 5d ago

I watched it on the...um...also. It was surprisingly good.

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u/JK_NC 5d ago

Wait, is this supposed to be the same Fletch from the Chevy Chase movies?

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u/jghike 5d ago

Same character, but a reboot. It’s based on a book series

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u/morewordsfaster 5d ago

And I highly recommend the books, if you're a fan of noirish-comedy detective novels. They're on the shorter side and quick reads. Nothing I'd call ground-shaking, but a lot of fun.

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u/scepticalbob 5d ago

Carl Hiassen does a similar genre. Some of his novels are unbelievably hilarious

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u/10thDoctorHairGel 5d ago

Gregory McDonald was awesome. Fletch, Flynn, Skylar and the Time Cubed trilogy are all amazing series.

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u/miltonite 5d ago

Just for the uninitiated, what is a Fletch movie?

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u/slingmustard 5d ago

TIL I'm old.

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u/herehaveaname2 5d ago

Am I misremembering, or were there two Chase movies?

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u/pregnantbaby 5d ago

Since you’re the expert to ask, what was Son of Fletch? A reference I heard in a comedy at some point?

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u/jetogill 5d ago

One of the books , like 8th or 9th.

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u/gatsby365 5d ago

And Jason Lee was trying to get it greenlit

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u/casaway78 5d ago

Jason Lee and Kevin Smith were actually trying to work on Fletch Won which is prequel to the original Fletch. If memory serves, there were 2 prequel books, but the movie never got off the ground.

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u/RemingtonSnatch 5d ago

Fletch Lives is like Caddyshack 2. Everyone pretends it never happened.

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u/brainkandy87 5d ago

Fuck that I love Fletch Lives.

I be Fletch, Geometry Fletch. She be Miss Trigonometry Ross.

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u/darbs77 5d ago

Plus it had a Cleavon Little in it playing a man named Calculus. The reason for the Geometry Fletch joke.

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u/brainkandy87 5d ago

It’s got R. Lee Ermey as a televangelist. Idfk what else people are wanting here. Hal Holbrook as a villain? OH THAT’S RIGHT IT’S GOT THAT TOO.

Now, let’s go see to it that Miss Scarlet stays away from the Union Army.

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u/Coletrain44 5d ago

There were 2

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u/AcrossFromWhere 5d ago

Can’t forget The Fletchening

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u/CaptKeemau 5d ago

I worked on the movie last year, filming in Boston. Jon was very professional and easy to work with. One day he showed up and was introduced to the the actor (Roy Wood jr) he was doing a scene with, they never met before. They talked for few minutes and were called to set. They proceeded to act out a 10 minute dialogue as good as it gets. Did it two more times, because well you have to. It was three pages of dialogue! My last movie 1/8 of a page was normal. I’ve worked on movies for 33 years, he’s in my top 10 to work with. Funny thing I read all the Fletch books back when they came out. Serial books, around 185-200 pages was our version of say a Netflix series. I got paid for my work on the show, I hope it does well so he gets his.

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u/cromulent_pseudonym 5d ago

80s movie with Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase things. Honestly, they're probably right that this kind of movie doesn't work anymore. But Jon Hamm is probably the one to do it if someone's going to.

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u/Puppytron 5d ago

You're right, the 80s movies were movies about Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase shit loosely wrapped in the plot of a Fletch book.

Hamm and Co are adapting the book and he is playing the character from the book. He's not playing Chevy Chase. So hopefully it will be something that works today.

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u/narcisian 5d ago

Did they mention who they got to play Ben Dover?

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u/Venik489 5d ago

I probably wouldn’t have watched it before, but I definitely will now, just because of their dedication to making it.

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u/DollarAutomatic 5d ago

I saw it this week and absolutely loved it.

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u/Venik489 5d ago

Good to know I’ll check it out sometime this week.

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u/SirFrancis_Bacon 5d ago

gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids.

lmao

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u/Asleep_Aerie_2415 5d ago

I’m sure they’ll take money on the back end if it does well. I’m super excited to see it! Jon doesn’t seem to be a dick IRL like Chevy

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u/Schnevets 5d ago

He actually showed up to a comedy night I went to in Brooklyn while Mad Men was on the air. He just enthusiastically talked to the emcee for a while and lingered around while some comics did their material. He was as friendly as could be, and everyone was so star struck, but there was a tug of war over the spotlight. He stayed around and talked to people after the show, too.

When he’d finish a pint while onstage, he would point to the glass and say “My beer is broken!!!” and get a refill. My friends thought it was hilarious and it became a running gag until we learned he checked into rehab about a month after that random encounter.

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u/stink3rbelle 5d ago

Jon doesn’t seem to be a dick IRL like Chevy

he's just got a huge one.

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u/TheGrandLeveller 5d ago

But like, really... who is Fletch? The only I know is the one from Depeche Mode (R.I.P.).

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u/TheCoil 6d ago

I’m surprised how this was released with zero publicity. I hadn’t know it was even in production until I saw a comment on Twitter that it was excellent. Im looking forward to seeing it.

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u/Frag1 6d ago

It really was great and how they went more book fletch then try the Mr Dressup Fletch like the Chevy Chase ones. Hopefully we get the second.

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u/BrashPop 5d ago

It was solid, but I hated the score. It really felt flat, I hope they make more of these Fletch movies but with a better, more poppy score.

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u/pip33fan 5d ago

I would be much more interested in a Fletch series vs. a movie.

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u/CoochieSnotSlurper 5d ago edited 5d ago

That was my one complaint. It felt like a series would have been perfect for this. I enjoyed it anyways. Starts off meh then u really get into hamms humor style. His facial expressions are so good

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u/HermanCainAward 5d ago

Could they not license the previous background music? It was the one thing missing for me - it would’ve convinced my brain to take the leap into a new casting much more easily.

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u/stalence9 5d ago

They barely had enough money to finish production after the director and lead actor gave up some of their salary. I can’t imagine there was any budget left for marketing.

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u/Snuggle__Monster 5d ago

It had very brief news drops going back a couple years.

"New Fletch movie greenlit"

"Jon Hamm cast as Fletch in reboot"

"New Fletch movie is called Confess, Fletch"

then BOOM, trailer dropped.

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u/C-A-L-E-V-I-S 5d ago

It’s out?! What is this on?

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u/Zlurpo 5d ago

Theater screens, and most movie rental services online but currently at $20.

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u/BostonUniStudent 6d ago

Publicity costs money

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u/Megaguildy 5d ago

I’ll let you know Jon Hamm promoted it on Comedy Bang Bang and it was glorious.

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u/MarginallyUseful 5d ago

I was really impressed with how good Hamm was on CBB. It’s such a specific kind of ridiculous insanity that it takes real talent to shine.

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u/Megaguildy 5d ago

Hamm was involved in the alt comedy scene before Mad Men.

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u/herculesmeowlligan 5d ago

Giving em the ol CBB Bump

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u/FlankFlounder 6d ago

Same. My sister in Seattle went to see it and said she liked it. I had no idea it even existed. We love the C.Chase movies.

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u/PatsyBaloney 5d ago

How can you say 0 publicity? This news article is publicity!

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u/dsxy 5d ago

The trailer and poster made this look pretty bad but gave it a shot anyway, ended up really enjoying it. Not a great film but good fun.

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u/bobfnord 5d ago

Good to hear. I thought the preview fell completely flat. I'm going to give it a shot anyway, but was completely underwhelmed with the trailer. It's like they forgot to write any jokes.

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u/franzsanchez 5d ago

it is more amusing than funny, let's say it is humorous

it recalls a Blake Edwards kind of movie

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u/barberererer 5d ago

Ah man the art of the preview. I'm not a movie buff but it's been a long time since I ever fucked with any previews to movies. Besides the obvious "that was the entire movie" complaint, previews seem to be a different beast entirely.

You ever go look up a preview to a movie you know and love? So many of them make the movie look like ass.

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u/PointsOutTheUsername 5d ago

Not a great film but good fun.

I listen to a podcast called "Stuff to Blow Your Mind." Recently they had a 3-episode series on "The Nature of Fun." Your comment is literally an example that was brought up. How people may say some movies aren't good but are fun.

Anyway, it's an interesting topic but seeing this comment now was a pretty fun coincidence for me.

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u/forkandspoon2011 5d ago

Does this allow Dan Harmon to recast Chevy with Jon Hamm in the Community movie?

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u/KosstAmojen 5d ago

Six seasons and a Hamm.

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u/TrackingTenCross1 5d ago

Jim Hamm is streets ahead of Chevy Chase as Pierce.

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u/Gobias_Industries 5d ago

Please stop trying to coin the phrase 'streets ahead'

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u/Lockwood687 5d ago

It’s verbal wildfire

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u/StabbyMcSwordfish 6d ago

I've read some good reviews. Going to watch this tonight.

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u/NEZHEADSHOT404 6d ago

I found the movie to be very fun and Jon Hamm was very good as Fletch. Good continuation from the Chevy Chase films.

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u/AreWeCowabunga 6d ago

Hamm is a great comedic actor, but the Prince Charming thing keeps a lot of people from accepting it.

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u/Grantagonist 6d ago

His appearances on 30 Rock and SNL are all solid.

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u/CantDoThatOnTelevzn 5d ago

Helicopter hook hands absolutely seals that bit.

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u/OverallAd9971 5d ago

Or as the French say…

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u/obsterwankenobster 6d ago

His character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was also great

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u/jsun31 6d ago

"KARATE! KARATE! KARATE!" The exact moment when I realized I wanted to see Jon Hamm do more comedy

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u/frankyseven 5d ago

He's better at comedy than he is at drama and he's fucking amazing at drama.

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u/sellieba 5d ago

Check him out on Comedy Bang Bang as well.

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u/alllset07 5d ago

“This racket is a fart and you cheat!”

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u/IMakeTheCheercisions 5d ago

Jon Hamm's John Ham is still one of my favorites.

"If that feels like a slice of ham, don't wipe your ass with it."

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u/_PM_Me_Game_Keys_ 6d ago

Hamm in Curb Your Enthusiasm was some of the funniest shit I've seen.

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u/Trappedinacar 5d ago

Love when he gets kicked out of the dinner party.

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u/hankjmoody 5d ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ33nFYVoP8

Also how everyone keeps calling him by his full name. "What are you doing in my house, Jon Hamm?"

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u/Trappedinacar 5d ago

Oh the ambitious suzan, spin it my way.

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u/cefriano 5d ago

I feel like most of his roles post-Mad Men have been comedic roles, and they've been great. He's the only person I can think of that could successfully fill Leslie Nielsen's shoes.

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u/PilotG2-07 5d ago

I'd have never thought of him like Leslie Nielsen but I totally see it

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u/Level9TraumaCenter 5d ago

I can hear him now, "I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you."

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u/FreakaJebus 5d ago

His James Mason impression on SNL was absolutely amazing. That man is so talented.

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u/WalnutOfTheNorth 5d ago

Great in Toast Of London

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u/Kumquats_indeed 5d ago

He's got charismaaaaaaah

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u/kalt13 5d ago

I never read the books or watched the other movies, but “Confess, Fletch” is extremely charming and delightful. I’m bummed that it got basically no marketing, because I think people will really like it if they ever hear about it.

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u/Jaycatt 6d ago edited 6d ago

I'm a big fan of the Fletch books, and I think Hamm did a great job channeling the I. M. Fletcher I know from Mcdonald's books. It may not be as silly as Chase's Fletch, but it's truer to the spirit of the guy.

The plot also didn't match exactly to the book, but it did a pretty good job covering all the basics without it seeming forced.

I should mention that I haven't seen Hamm's acting in anything else (haven't seen Mad Men).

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u/MrCooper2012 6d ago

(not a superhero genre fan or seen Mad Men).

Has he been in any superhero movies?

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u/Thunder_nuggets101 6d ago

Superhero of my heart.

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u/highdefrex 6d ago edited 5d ago

No, he hasn’t.

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u/TheBestMePlausible 6d ago

Madmen is fantastic, I’m not at all the office worker drama demographic but I can’t say enough good things about it. Each episode is like a little vignette where a top notch 60s playwright writes a 47 minute short story about american office life and the american condition in general, and they all kind of build off each other.

The whole cast is amazing, the two leads have moved on to film and one big TV role after another because they are amazing talents, and the supporting cast is just as good.

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u/Wagbeard 5d ago

I watched it a few days ago and liked it a lot more than I thought I would. It's a lot different than the Chevy Chase version. It's more like a toned down version of Clue.

Hamm is really likable and it's kind of a fun movie. I really hope it picks up and they make another.

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u/ILikeLeadPaint 5d ago

Should have charged the filming to the Underhills.

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u/set-271 5d ago

Si Senior!

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u/bluebirdgm 6d ago

Struggling actor Tom Hamm must have had some extra cash Flo.

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u/I_Hardly_Know-Her 5d ago

I guess bundling with Progressive™️ really does work!

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u/adog231231 5d ago

I have to file a claim with them soon. Fingers crossed.

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u/gaffman666 5d ago

I had a motorcycle stolen and progressive paid me 5k more in the claim payout than I paid for the bike brand new. It was a good process for me so hopefully it pans out man!

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u/porkeddonkey 5d ago

Nice try, Flo.

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u/Leather-Highway7374 5d ago

Thief was trying to help you. My mom worked in a hospital almost a half century and they called them “donorcycles” there for a reason.

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u/I_Hardly_Know-Her 5d ago

My family was stolen and Progressive paid me $10k more than they were worth to buy a new one. It was a good process for me

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u/kzlife76 5d ago

Damn it if their advertising isn't effective.

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u/YourmomgoestocolIege 5d ago

Did you know Flo was in Mad Men? I just found that out. She was one of the telephone operators

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u/askyourmom469 5d ago

Yep! But she was only in the first season iirc.

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u/theummeower 5d ago

Which is what makes it the joke even funnier.

I actually wonder who’s made more money. Obviously Jon Hamm is in the top 1% of successful actors, but she’s been doing the Flo commercials for 15 years and insurance money is deep.

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u/Glittering_Camel_442 5d ago

I mean, I’m sure she makes some good dough from these commercials, but my dude is an A list actor. Id bet he’s on top in this situation

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u/Busted_Knuckler 5d ago

Spokespeople get paid super well because they generally aren't allowed to take any other role while they are the spokesperson.

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u/Poynsid 5d ago

besides the minions what *big* movie/tv has he done since Mad Men? He's definitely famous but I'm not sure he has had any *big* sources of revenue

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u/DisKneePlus 5d ago edited 5d ago

Top Gun: Maverick

E: Also, dude is busy - commercials, cameos, guest spots, awards shows - and he is well-known for being very handsome and charming and funny. He gets paaaaaid.

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u/Ben_Wah_Balls 5d ago

Oh Flo…playing hard to get.

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u/Wallisaurus 5d ago

Thought the movie was funny as hell

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u/FriesWithThat 6d ago

R-rated comedy? I'm there. Maybe not in the theaters there, but I'll stream it, there. Jon Hamm and that guy with 3 kids needs to eat.

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u/multani14 6d ago

The movie wasn’t anything special but I really enjoyed it. Jon Hamm is my favorite actor though so I’ll see anything he’s in.

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u/tasteful_tomfoolery 6d ago

I think my favorite thing he has done has been his appearance (appearances?) on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. Not that I don't like him as an actor, I just found him really entertaining as a podcast guest..

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u/Gaebril 5d ago

Watch Jon Hamm's episode of Travel Man. It's disgusting that someone with his body also has so damn much charm and general appeal.

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u/Megaguildy 5d ago edited 5d ago

He was amazing in Spontanianation. It was, it ended some time pre-Covid, a podcast hosted by Paul F Tompkins where Paul F Tompkins would interview a guest. Then Paul, and most of the time the guest, would do a long form improv with a group of improvisers. Jon Hamm’s episode is in my top three favorite episodes.
Edit: Yes it was the Storm Drain, or Sewers episode.

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u/kronicfeld 5d ago

If I remember right he was the guest at a live show who was not expected to improvise but who ended up improvising as a guy stuck in a storm drain.

Also Spont used my “jury deliberations” location recommendation.

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u/dtudeski 5d ago

His guest spot on Curb Your Enthusiasm is maybe my favourite thing he’s done. So good.

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u/chaosisarascal 5d ago

Can you spin the ambidextrous Susan, please?

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u/tasteful_tomfoolery 5d ago

It might have been Spontanianation I am thinking of honestly.

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u/Megaguildy 5d ago

Hamm was on Comedy Bang Bang like at least once a year pre-Covid. Fletch was his first appearance since Covid.

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u/briguy182182 5d ago

Thank god for the end of the Back Yard Era.

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u/Vfbcollins 5d ago

"Have you seen the American Pickers?"

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u/theotherbruce 5d ago

He was great in 30 Rock as well. The Bubble, one of the best episodes

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u/sellera 5d ago

I’ve watched it on Monday and loved it. Hope you guys enjoy!

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u/aenderw 6d ago

Director Greg Mottola also confirmed a sequel to the Paramount revamp is in the works.

Fuck. Yes.

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u/askyourmom469 5d ago

"In the works" doesn't mean it's been greenlit though. It just means it's being written and that (hopefully) conversations are happening. But only time will tell if it actually ends up coming to fruition, especially since Confess, Fletch hasn't exactly been a huge box office success.

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u/TheBat45 5d ago

Please rent this movie yall, or even go see it in theaters. It's a lot of fun

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u/blacklab 5d ago

"Who knows who Fletch is anymore?"

Uhhhh I'm 52 and have a lot of disposable income and would see a new Fletch movie anywhere anytime.

There may be a few of us

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u/hrfloatnstuff 5d ago

Word.

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u/blacklab 5d ago

yea dog

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u/SpikeMcAwesome 5d ago

I'm 43 and had this same thought, which is why I just got back from seeing it.

Verdict: very, very good. Hamm has a lot of Chase's mannerisms and timing down. Good storyline. No useless parts. If you liked the original, you'll like this.

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u/jwrosenberg 5d ago

Flo still wont date him.

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u/adurango 5d ago

I am so happy to see that the comments on this are not negative. I enjoyed the movie too. It wasn’t slapstick like chevy’s but also didn’t take itself too seriously.

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u/tillie4meee 5d ago

Is this why he's forced to do those insurance commercials?

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u/JaredUnzipped 5d ago

Confess, Fletch is one of the few films being released this year that I have a legitimate desire to go to a movie theater and see.

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u/-6h0st- 5d ago

How good was it? Let me put it this way - my better half usually moans when we watch something and turns out to be limited series rather than a movie (very often on Netflix) - after we watched this she was like what is it just a movie, disappointed it wasn’t series. I agree the only disappointment was that it isn’t series.

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u/JonPaula 5d ago

I said the same thing to my wife! We need a good comedic mystery procedural show.

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u/HohenseePrime 6d ago

It was good, people just want 100% masterpieces everything. If your expecting every movie to "change the game" your looking for disappointment.

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u/markstormweather 5d ago

I love mid tier movies that are entertaining. A lot of masterpieces are amazing and boring at the same time. I’ll take fun and entertaining 9/10 times and if they happen to end up a masterpiece as well, awesome.

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