(DEER VALLEY, UT – Saturday) Tonight’s the night! The good folks at Garrett Popcorn, (sponsor, booster and official energy supplement for Our Longest Drive) are throwing a party at which the trailer and a short segment of Our Longest Drive the movie will get a first public showing. Martin Rodahl’s epic about three brilliant, handsome and resourceful travelers will be screened before a select audience of Garrett insiders whom we hope will clap their sticky and food dyed hands wildly and holler for more.
In a private screening yesterday afternoon, wives and girlfriend of the intrepid travelers laughed and slapped their knees at the too familiar antics, foilbles and foolishness of these highly flawed characters. Will the general public embrace the stiff jointed and wizened vagabonds? Tonight, as searchlights crisscross in the sky over Park City and the Sundance Festival we’ll get our first indication of what many see as “big box office” and many red carpets to come. And are the reports true that Ricky Gervais is already working us into his quips for next year’s Golden Globes?