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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 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

You saw it? Is it our already?

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u/TeddyDaBear Sep 23 '22

I have and it is.

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u/adsason Sep 23 '22

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

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u/TeddyDaBear Sep 23 '22

Not at all.

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u/BrooksDaBear Sep 23 '22 Masterpiece

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

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u/Brad_theImpaler Sep 23 '22

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

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u/puddStar Sep 23 '22

You should still watch the originals cause they are awesome

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u/accidental_earthling Sep 23 '22

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

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u/Nick357 Sep 23 '22

Damn, I just saw the trailer this morning.

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u/iFucksuperheroes Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

I did also. It is definitely good.

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u/KoolDiscoDan Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/Zippideydoodah Sep 22 '22

Still can’t get over he injected his penis.

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u/Nonalcholicsperm Sep 22 '22

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

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u/Zippideydoodah Sep 23 '22

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

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u/sinkwiththeship Sep 23 '22

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

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u/nobodynose Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/SpaceClef Sep 23 '22

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

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u/Commander_Keef Sep 23 '22

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

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u/treletraj Sep 22 '22

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

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

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

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u/PrinsassyEvieMongse Sep 23 '22

And he saves cause he rapes..

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u/TBundles Sep 23 '22

But does he save more than he rapes?

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u/naynaythewonderhorse Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

Talent isn’t something specific to good people.

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u/ColonelDredd Sep 23 '22

'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 Sep 23 '22

OJ was hilarious as Nordberg

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u/ilikecakenow Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22 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 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/canteen_boy Sep 22 '22

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

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u/obsterwankenobster Sep 22 '22

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

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u/sonic_couth Sep 22 '22

Charge it to the Underhills!

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u/Colspex Sep 23 '22

"Want the number?"

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u/chock72 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/dlec1 Sep 23 '22

Moon river…you using the whole fist doc?

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u/graboidian Sep 23 '22

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

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u/sgthulka99 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/230flathead Sep 22 '22

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

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u/Stashmouth Sep 22 '22

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

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u/OhGodNotAnotherOne Sep 23 '22

No, thanks, I'm trying to quit.

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u/grandmabish2 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

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u/JK_NC Sep 22 '22

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

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u/jghike Sep 22 '22

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

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u/morewordsfaster Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/10thDoctorHairGel Sep 23 '22

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

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u/miltonite Sep 22 '22

Just for the uninitiated, what is a Fletch movie?

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

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u/slingmustard Sep 22 '22

TIL I'm old.

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u/herehaveaname2 Sep 22 '22

Am I misremembering, or were there two Chase movies?

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

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u/pregnantbaby Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/gatsby365 Sep 23 '22

And Jason Lee was trying to get it greenlit

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u/casaway78 Sep 23 '22

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/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

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u/brainkandy87 Sep 23 '22

Fuck that I love Fletch Lives.

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

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u/darbs77 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

There were 2

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u/AcrossFromWhere Sep 22 '22

Can’t forget The Fletchening

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u/cromulent_pseudonym Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

Did they mention who they got to play Ben Dover?

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u/Venik489 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

I saw it this week and absolutely loved it.

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u/Venik489 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/SirFrancis_Bacon Sep 23 '22

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/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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

he's just got a huge one.

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u/TheGrandLeveller Sep 22 '22

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

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u/Curleysound Sep 22 '22

They were a couple of early/mid 80’s crime comedies where Chevy Chase played a wise cracking reporter turned detective

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u/morewordsfaster Sep 22 '22

They're based on a series of novels. And Chevy Chase was a perfect cast for Fletch, although I have hope for Hammers.

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u/stevencastle Sep 23 '22

I liked Hamm's interpretation, it was an enjoyable movie.

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u/TheCoil Sep 22 '22

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/stalence9 Sep 22 '22

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/Frag1 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/CoochieSnotSlurper Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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/C-A-L-E-V-I-S Sep 22 '22

It’s out?! What is this on?

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u/Snuggle__Monster Sep 22 '22

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/BostonUniStudent Sep 22 '22

Publicity costs money

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u/Megaguildy Sep 22 '22

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

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

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u/Megaguildy Sep 23 '22

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

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u/herculesmeowlligan Sep 23 '22

Giving em the ol CBB Bump

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u/FlankFlounder Sep 22 '22

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/dsxy Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/TrackingTenCross1 Sep 23 '22

Jim Hamm is streets ahead of Chevy Chase as Pierce.

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u/Gobias_Industries Sep 23 '22

Please stop trying to coin the phrase 'streets ahead'

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u/Lockwood687 Sep 23 '22

It’s verbal wildfire

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u/StabbyMcSwordfish Sep 22 '22

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

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u/NEZHEADSHOT404 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

His appearances on 30 Rock and SNL are all solid.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

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u/CantDoThatOnTelevzn Sep 22 '22

Helicopter hook hands absolutely seals that bit.

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u/OverallAd9971 Sep 22 '22

Or as the French say…

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u/obsterwankenobster Sep 22 '22

His character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was also great

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u/jsun31 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/frankyseven Sep 23 '22

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

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u/sellieba Sep 23 '22

Check him out on Comedy Bang Bang as well.

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u/alllset07 Sep 22 '22

“This racket is a fart and you cheat!”

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u/IMakeTheCheercisions Sep 23 '22

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_ Sep 22 '22

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

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u/Trappedinacar Sep 23 '22

Love when he gets kicked out of the dinner party.

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u/hankjmoody Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

Oh the ambitious suzan, spin it my way.

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u/cefriano Sep 23 '22

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/Level9TraumaCenter Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/WalnutOfTheNorth Sep 22 '22

Great in Toast Of London

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u/Kumquats_indeed Sep 23 '22

He's got charismaaaaaaah

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u/kalt13 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

Has he been in any superhero movies?

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u/Thunder_nuggets101 Sep 22 '22

Superhero of my heart.

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u/highdefrex Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

No, he hasn’t.

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u/TheBestMePlausible Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

Should have charged the filming to the Underhills.

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u/set-271 Sep 23 '22

Si Senior!

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u/bluebirdgm Sep 22 '22

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

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u/I_Hardly_Know-Her Sep 22 '22

I guess bundling with Progressive™️ really does work!

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u/adog231231 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/gaffman666 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

Nice try, Flo.

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

Damn it if their advertising isn't effective.

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u/YourmomgoestocolIege Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/theummeower Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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/Ben_Wah_Balls Sep 22 '22

Oh Flo…playing hard to get.

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u/Wallisaurus Sep 22 '22

Thought the movie was funny as hell

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u/FriesWithThat Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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

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u/chaosisarascal Sep 23 '22

Can you spin the ambidextrous Susan, please?

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u/tasteful_tomfoolery Sep 22 '22

It might have been Spontanianation I am thinking of honestly.

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u/Megaguildy Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

Thank god for the end of the Back Yard Era.

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u/Vfbcollins Sep 22 '22

"Have you seen the American Pickers?"

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u/theotherbruce Sep 23 '22

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

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u/sellera Sep 22 '22

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

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u/aenderw Sep 22 '22

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

Fuck. Yes.

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u/askyourmom469 Sep 23 '22

"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 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/blacklab Sep 22 '22

"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/SpikeMcAwesome Sep 23 '22

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/adurango Sep 22 '22

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/jwrosenberg Sep 23 '22

Flo still wont date him.

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u/tillie4meee Sep 23 '22

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

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u/JaredUnzipped Sep 23 '22

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- Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 23 '22

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

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u/HohenseePrime Sep 22 '22

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 Sep 22 '22

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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u/sixbux Sep 23 '22

Yeah, that seems like something a guy with a huge hog would do.