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Ass Backwards

Director: Chris Nelson
Stars: June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone, Jon Cryer, Brian Geraghty
Release date: To be determined

June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson are charming and uniquely funny when working apart. The former is part of the always hilarious podcast "How Did This Get Made?," co-hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas and dedicated to eviscerating bad-meaning-good cinema. As for the latter, Wilson is an integral part of the ensemble behind ABC's admirably eccentric sitcom Happy Endings. But together, Raphael and Wilson haven't fared so well: They wrote the screenplay for 2009's horrendous, brutally unfunny flop Bride Wars. Yikes.

Can these two avenge themselves? With Ass Backwards (in which they also star), they're hoping to do just that. Written by Raphael and Wilson, it's a road trip comedy about two BFFs traveling back to their hometown to clear the reputations they gained years ago after tying for last place in a local beauty pageant. Fingers crossed that Bride Wars was a just a misstep.

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