The third Alvin and the Chipmunks movie (Chipwrecked) is out today – my DVD copy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind just committed suicide – and for some reason, David Cross is in it again, despite the fact that he’s a gifted comedian and has starred in some of the best movies and TV shows of the modern era. So of course, most people would assume something was off here, and it turns out, they’d be right, because even David hates the movie he’s in. Via the A.V. Club:
After offering the umpteenth confirmation/admonition about the Arrested Development movie (there’s still no script, nor contract with the actors beyond the verbal commitment) and revealing that, when first approached for the show, he could have possibly played one of the Bluth brothers, had the role of Tobias not spoken to him, Cross got down to the news you care much less about. “This last film was literally, without question, the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life,” Cross said of Chipwrecked, keeping in mind that he played a guy in a wheelchair who sucked his own dick in Scary Movie 2. “It’s safe to say I won’t be working with some of those people ever again. Not the actors. And the director was great. We got along. There were a couple of people, though … It was just a really awful, unpleasant experience.”
Oh thank god, I knew he still had some fight in him. Sure, the trio of squeaky, CGI vermin tried to beat it out of him, but never underestimate the power of Mrs. Featherbottom! You can knock her down (or she can fall off a balcony and slam through a coffee table) but fuck it if the bitch doesn’t get right back up.