This dark, introspective drama hinges on one of Robin Williams' final film performances before his death in 2014. And it's one of his most unusual roles too, a sensitive depiction of a man grappling with a long-repressed truth about himself. Most importantly, the film is never sentimental, and it continually refuses to take a political or moral approach to a potentially touchy topic, exploring the issue of sexuality with unusual honesty.
Williams plays Nolan, who at 60 has no reason to feel unhappy. He has a great job and a loving wife, Joy (Kathy Baker). But a change in the health of his father (Gary Gardner) makes him feel the need to address a very deep desire that he has been hiding all his life, even though he can't even admit to himself that he's gay. One evening, he takes a drive to the spot in town where the young male escorts hang out, and in a moment of panic he picks up Leo (Roberto Aguire). Nothing physical happens between them, but they become friends. And just opening himself to the possibility awakens feelings Nolan has been burying since childhood. Nolan's best pal Winston (Bob Oedenkirk) knows something is up but doesn't need to ask. And as Nolan struggles with what to do next, he has a nasty altercation with Leo's cruel pimp (Giles Matthey).
Although this plot point feels just a bit overwrought, it's thankfully not the focus of the story. Instead, it escalates the urgency Nolan feels about dredging up these long-suppressed feelings and admitting the truth to himself and others. Best of all is the way writer Douglas Soesbe and director Dito Montiel quietly explore the textures of Nolan's long relationship with Joy in scenes that are beautifully underplayed by both Williams and Baker. These are people struggling to say out loud the things they have always known but considered taboo. And now they are realising that perhaps doing what was considered to be the right thing all their lives only delayed the inevitable.
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Bob Odenkirk - 2016 Writers Guild Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Writers Guild Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th February 2016
Streaming service Netflix has picked up a sketch show called ‘With Bob and David’ set to premiere in 2016
Bob Odenkirk may be best known as the slippery criminal lawyer from ‘Breaking Bad’ and its hit spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’, and David Cross for his role as ‘Arrested Development’s Tobias, but the actors are also regular collaborators who first worked together on ‘The Ben Stiller Show’.
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk
And now they’re bringing a four-episode comedy sketch show called ‘With Bob and David’ to Netflix’s ever-expanding catalogue, Deadline reports. Each episode will be 30 minutes long, with a ‘making of’ special also planned.
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Bob Odenkirk was photographed signing autographs outside the GMA studios, following the highly anticipated premiere of 'Better Call Saul' on AMC on 8th February 2015.
Bob Odenkirk shines in Vince Gilligan's new comedy-drama 'Better Call Saul'.
The first reviews for AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off comedy drama Better Call Saul are beginning to trickle in and acolytes of Bryan Cranston's Walter White will like what they read. Set six years earlier than the events in Breaking Bad, Saul focuses on Albuquerque lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odernkirk) and his various questionable legal exploits.
Bob Odenkirk [L] on the set of Better Call Saul with creator Vince Gilligan [R]
The series - which has already been green-lit for season 2 - will premiere on February 8, 2015, though some TV journalists have been treated to the first three episodes.
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Better Call Saul will premiere with a two-night celebration.
The hugely anticipated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul has an official release date: February 8, 2015. AMC has released a dark new trailer, focusing on an abandoned motel room.
Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as small-time lawyer Saul Goodman in AMC's 'Better Call Saul'
The first episode of season 1 will premiere on the 8th, with the second coming the following night. There's no official word on a UK release date, though Netflix subscribers are likely to get the show shortly after its run on AMC.
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Bryan Cranston has ruled out the possibility of Walter White returning for 'Better Call Saul' - but the Emmy winner is directing an episode.
Bryan Cranston has all but ruled out the possibility of Heisenberg himself Walter White appearing in Better Call Saul - Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad spin-off series, debuting in February 2015.
Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul'
The Emmy winner had sent the internet into overdrive after telling CNN that he would "never say never", with regards to a return for Walter.
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This is not a drill. Here's your teaser for "Better Call Saul"
It’s happening! It’s really happening! Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul now has a trailer, but better still, it has a release date. AMC dropped the video yesterday, touting a February release date. So it won’t be long now, Breaking Bad fans.
Bob Odenkirk finally stars in his own show as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman.
However, if you’re expecting a full trailer with some plot and maybe a few of the new characters thrown in, you’re out of luck. Apparently, the folks at AMC have learned a thing or two about teasers, because this one was just eight seconds long and still enough to get us all excited. Things we learned: Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) used to have hair once upon a time. Err… that’s about it really.
Continue reading: How Much Of The Plot Can You Guess From This "Better Call Saul" Teaser?
'Better Call Saul' will be set six years before Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff show focused on Bob Oderkirk's character Saul Goodman, will be set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, creator Vince Gilligan has announced. During his appearance at the Television Critics Association's press tour, Gilligan also teased that fan favorite characters could return, though only if it "makes sense".
Bob Odenkirk [L] and Vince Gilligan [R] on the set of 'Better Call Saul'
"If it makes sense we'll do it, if it doesn't make sense we won't," he replied when asked about the return of Walter White, in particular.
With 'Better Call Saul' delayed until 2015 but renewed for a second season, what does it mean for the upcoming series?
For those excited for the upcoming ‘Breaking Bad’ spin off, ‘Better Call Saul,’ there’s some great news: it’s already been renewed for a second season before a single episode has even aired. Now, of course, some bad news, too: a single episode for the first season won’t premiere at the end of 2014 like previously planned. AMC now has it set for a debut in early 2015. "When introducing any series, especially one with the DNA of Breaking Bad, there are countless factors to consider in making sure the show gets the launch it deserves,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, in a statement.
Can 'Better Call Saul' be as successful as 'Breaking Bad'?
Getting the launch it deserves is an understatement. Following up the success of ‘Breaking Bad’ is a difficult task in itself, but delaying the show’s release could negatively impact it if it doesn’t live up to expectations when it does eventually air. Luckily, ‘Breaking Bad’ mastermind Vince Gilligan, who is directing the pilot to ‘Better Call Saul,’ will take on co-showrunning duties with producer Peter Gould, and if that’s not a recipe for success, then what is? In addition to Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as Saul Goodman, you’ve also got Jonathan Banks making an appearance as Mike Ehrmantraut, while actor Michael McKean is set to play the role as one of Goodman’s attorneys.
Continue reading: ‘Better Call Saul’ Gets Delayed And Renewed, But What Does It Mean?
A delay, extension and a photo. It's all going on.
AMC know Better Call Saul will drag in viewers, regardless of how the Breaking Bad remake goes - whether Vince Gilligan totally screws it up or actually provides a meaningful addition to the lore. That’s why they’ve renewed it before season one, episode one has even aired.
The first photo released from 'Better Call Saul'
The first series of the show will premiere in early 2015, with the second set to hit screens in 2016. It’s very much a two good-one bad situation for AMC, who announced the delay, the renewal and released a first look picture all in the same day.
Continue reading: Better Call Saul Is Coming In 2015 - Season 2 In 2016
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