After Silicon Valley had one of its best seasons yet, you may be looking for some more Thomas Middleditch this summer — and you are in luck. He leads Joshy, which finds him recovering after his fiancée (Alison Brie) commits suicide on his birthday. Four months later, he can’t get the deposit back on the house in Ojai, California he rented for his bachelor party, so he decides to make the best of it and invite his closest friends to spend a weekend together.

Featuring the stacked ensemble of Adam Pally, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Brett Gelman, Alex Ross Perry, Joe Swanberg, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Lauren Graham, and Jake Johnson, the first trailer has landed today. Coming from Jeff Baena, it does a strong job of selling the mix of comedy and drama.

I said in my review, “This story of thirty-somethings going through their own pre-midlife crises is a familiar one, yet Baena tries his best to buck the trend by focusing on the comedy ahead of a more dramatic third act. Perry’s acerbic humor, a key part of why Listen Up Philip worked so well, translates to an onscreen presence here and makes him a stand-out. When he’s not trying to get the group to play his Kickstarter-funded board game, he goes on lengthy diatribes about time travel and his proper bedtime.”

Featuring Islands‘ “Back Into It,” check out the trailer.

After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway into a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze, debauchery, and hot tubs. Written and directed by Jeff Baena, featuring a score by Devendra Banhart and an ensemble cast of hilarious comedic talents—including Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), Adam Pally (TV’s “Happy Endings”), Alex Ross Perry (director of Queen of Earth), Nick Kroll (TV’s “The League”), Brett Gelman (TV’s “Married”) and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) —Jeff Baena’s sophomore feature is a wickedly amusing portrayal of male bonding and emotional incompetence. JOSHY will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand August 12.

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Joshy opens on August 12 in theaters and on demand.

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