Michael Cera Goes 'Boom'
By DAVID WEINER
May 22, 2013
Michael Cera is back in the spotlight with the return of Arrested Development and a role in the ensemble comedy This Is The End, and now he's taking a turn into seriously awkward territory with his short film Gregory Go Boom for YouTube Comedy Week.
The film follows Cera's sad paraplegic character as he strikes out on his own to become a man. WARNING: This is a mature film and contains some strong language, a sexual situation – and a colostomy bag.
Uber-film geeks may recall that the title Gregory Go Boom also comes from a memorable moment in the Francois Truffaut 1976 film L'argent de Poche (Small Change) when, after a toddler tumbles over a balcony and falls several stories into some bushes, he pops up unscathed and giggles, "Gregory go boom!"
Released today on JASH, the YouTube comedy channel Cera co-founded with Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts, Gregory Go Boom was written and directed by Janicza Bravo.
YouTube Comedy Week is in full swing, delivering lots o' comedy all week long with funny stuff including Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island Diaper Money music video, a Game of Thrones beer commercial and Ricky Gervais giving an unconventional guitar lesson as David Brent from The Office.