I think sometimes people forget how vital comedy can be. It isn’t just good for a laugh, it can cure sadness, anxiety, depression, and in my case, save lives. Like over the summer, I was so violently depressed that I went for days without getting out of bed but then I started watching The Office. This sounds silly, but it gave me a reason to get up in the morning. It gave me motivation to get out of bed and go to my jobs. Beyond that, it taught me a lot about relationships and what healthy relationships were vs unhealthy, all while making me laugh. It literally lifted me out of one of the worst times of my life emotionally, and by the end of watching it, I didn’t feel so hopeless anymore. This has happened to me multiple times with different comedians, TV shows, and movies. Comedy has saved me time and time again just when I start feeling bleak about the world. Comedy is so, so important. It’s beautiful.
Al Miles: Michael, do you guys ever
rehearse prior? Michael Rosenbaum: You know, sometimes when John
comes in I’m half way through the make-up he’ll sit there and we’ll
just listen to music and bounce the lines back and forth a little
bit. Then we’ll get inside and play a little bit. But I think now,
to keep it more fresh, we play more on camera… Al Miles:
Right. Michael Rosenbaum: …as opposed to rehearse. But, you
know, we definetly go over it. We try to know our lines inside out
and have fun with it.
“In a profession that divides it’s young into marginalized wackos with integrity like Crispin Glover and John Lurie, or hipster sellouts like Christian Slater and Robert Downey Jr., Phoenix was that once-in-a-decade actor honest enough to connect powerfully with people his own age, and skillful enough to remind members of an older generation of the intensity they’d lost.” - SPIN, January 1994 by Dennis Cooper
We Go On will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4 via Lightyear Entertainment, through Momentum Pictures/Sony. The supernatural thriller is directed by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland (Yellowbrickroad).
Annette O’Toole (Stephen King’s It), Clark Freeman (Yellowbrickroad),
John Glover (Gremlins 2), Giovanna Zacarías (The Legend of Zoro), Jay Dunn, and Laura Heisler (Yellowbrickroad) star.
Read on for the special features, trailer, and synopsis.