Amy Movie News

-Two movies in which Amy makes cameo appearances come to DVD on February 12th: Dedication and Romance & Cigarettes (both are available for pre-order on Amazon). While I have yet to see Dedication, I’ve seen Amy’s part in Romance & Cigarettes and I think the film is worth checking out for her scene alone (she plays a white trash neighbor who gets involved in a fight. Hilarious).

-In other movie news: After having received quite a bit of critical acclaim at Sundance last year, Snow Angels, based on Stewart O’Nan’s novel of the same name, was bought by Warner Independent and will be released in March. It’s currently scheduled to be released in New York and LA on March 7th, the top 10 markets on March 14th and then will expand on March 21st. Amy has a supporting role in this–not just a cameo!–playing the best friend and co-worker of one of the main characters (Kate Beckinsale), and the wife of the man with whom Beckinsale’s character, Annie, is having an affair.

Snow Angels is a serious drama, so this should be quite a departure from the type of TV and film that Amy usually does! (/Film’s review says, “Amy Sedaris tries her hand at a serious drama and isn’t half bad.” Notcoming.com calls the casting of Amy “a particularly inspired choice.”)

ETA 3/3/08: I saw Snow Angels at an advance press screening with my film critic friend last week. Amy has an actual supporting role (not just a cameo), and we were both really impressed with her performance. From my friend’s review:

“Finally, in a bit of against-type casting that pays off in spades, Amy Sedaris (2006’s “Strangers with Candy”) reels back her usually comedically-inclined onscreen personas as the down-to-earth Barb, a woman trying to come to terms with both an unraveling marriage and the betrayal she experiences from best friend Annie. That Barb still sticks by Annie when the chips are down is clearly representative of Barb’s forgive-and-forget nature. This is Sedaris’ juiciest film role to date, and one that proves she is just as adept at drama as she is at comedy.”

EDIT: Release schedule for Snow Angels as of 1/25/08:
MARCH 7
New York, NY

MARCH 14
Los Angeles, CA

MARCH 21
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

MARCH 28
Atlanta, GA
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Hartford, CT
Indianapolis, IN
Milwaukee, WI
Orange County, CA
Portland, OR
San Diego, CA
St. Louis, MO

APRIL 4
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Charlotte, NC
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Des Moines, LA
Houston, TX
Kansas City, MO
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Miami, FL
Monterey, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Providence, RI
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Jose, CA


Also:

-Amy will be hosting a theatre benefit in Chicago on April 10th. Tickets are on sale now. More info here.