Dark laffer is met with high hopes
HOLLYWOOD –The mood was anything but somber at the Oct. 13 Westwood bow of Lions Gate’s black comedy “Eulogy.”“We set out to make a film that would rid the world of human suffering — so in that sense, it’s an utter failure,” tyro helmer/scribe Michael Clancy quipped in his intro. Post-unspooling, revelers tromped across the street to Palomino restaurant, where pic’s Kelly Preston shared birthday cake with John Travolta and pals (preem coincided with her 42nd birthday). Ray Romano pointed — literally — to his own family when asked if the pic’s dysfunctional clan was anything like his own. “That’s my father over there,” he said. “So if you’ve got about a half-hour, you’ll probably see him do something that we could have put in the movie.”
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