Wednesday, April 15, 2009

17 Again and Perry still cracks us up



Matthew Perry remains a very funny man in his latest film, "17 Again," and especially as he proved during a recent press conference to promote it.
Perry, now a dashing 39, absolutely kept bringing down the house with his quips, including one at the expense of a radio journalist who thought a particular time element in the movie made little sense. (The film opens in 1989 with a pregnancy, then switches to “today,” making the child born then a 20-year-old high school student now.)
“And that’s the only logic problem you have with this film?” Perry shot back, instigating howls of laughter, since the fantasy premise involves his husband/father character magically getting an opportunity to re-live his senior year (as played by Zac Efron).
Earlier, after Efron explained that he likely would do a film called “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” instead of headlining the long-reported remake of “Footloose,” Perry adlibbed: “But it’s still about a town that refuses to dance.”
Even the straight answers from the former “Friends” star created lots of chuckles. “I went to a high school that didn’t have many people in it. There was like 60 people in my senior class,” Perry said, “but I still was not the coolest kid.
“There was like a group of cool kids and a group of really dorky kids, and I was probably the coolest of the dorks.”

For more on “17 Again,” including my review and a Q&A with Efron, check out today’s Sun News.

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