If you wondered what Saul Goodman did after Breaking Bad ended, maybe you’ve got your answer. And you probably weren’t thinking down the lines of “is now writing romance cards”.
The trailer has been released for Girlfriend’s Day, a film starring Bob Odenkirk as a depressed romance card writer who gets caught up in a web of murder as writers battle to create a perfect card for the titular brand new Californian holiday.
It sounds absurd, sure, but the trailer suggests a slightly more brooding, blackly-comic vibe, almost strangely reminiscent of those first season Breaking Bad episodes. Odenkirk has always been an underrated actor and director that excels in odd indie films like this one.
The full synopsis is as follows:
“Ever wonder who penned the perfect words to the Mother’s Day card you sent last year? Or the hilarious birthday card you gave your best friend? A master of words, that’s who. In the Netflix original film, Girlfriend’s Day, director Michael Paul Stephenson (The American Scream) invites you to experience a clever and quirky story about love, loss and the worst place to get a paper cut.
Meet Ray Wentworth (Bob Odenkirk), once a king of the wordsmith world, and now a down-on-his-luck romance card writer. In an effort to recapture the feelings that once made him the greatest, he gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit as writers vie to create the perfect card for a newly crowned holiday: Girlfriend’s Day”.
Girlfriend’s Day will aptly premiere on Valentines Day on Netflix – who seem to be releasing masses of trailers and info over the past few weeks – and alongside Odenkirk also stars Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne and Ed Begley Jr. It looks good, but let’s hope it’s not too successful or who knows, the cash-grabbing holiday may become a reality.