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Watch: Full, Brilliant 25-Minute Short 'Successful Alcoholics,' With Lizzy Caplan and T.J. Miller

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist May 13, 2011 at 12:37PM

So, the weekend is finally here, and you're hopefully getting ready to unwind a bit. We'll be bringing you more from Cannes over the weekend, but to tide you over, the one thing you must watch this weekend (aside from "Bridesmaids," which again, we urge you to see, for your own good, because it's absolutely terrific) is the below short: "Successful Alcoholics."
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So, the weekend is finally here, and you're hopefully getting ready to unwind a bit. We'll be bringing you more from Cannes over the weekend, but to tide you over, the one thing you must watch this weekend (aside from "Bridesmaids," which again, we urge you to see, for your own good, because it's absolutely terrific) is the below short: "Successful Alcoholics."

We've been huge fans of the 25-minute film ever since we saw it at SXSW, and reported only a few weeks back that it was finally available to the public as part of McSweeney's Wholphin DVD magazine. And then today, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, a serious talent to watch, let us know that the film is now available to watch, for exactly zero dollars and no cents, on Funny or Die.

The film features rising stars T.J. Miller ("Get Him to the Greek") and Lizzy Caplan ("True Blood"), reunited for the first time since "Cloverfield," as the titular drinkers, a couple who have mostly managed to balance their alcohol intake and their professional lives, only for things to start to unravel. The stars produce, along with Vogt-Roberts, and Miller wrote the script, from a story co-written by the director. The cast also includes Nick Kroll and Tony Hale, among others.

As you'll find it in roughly 25 minutes and 13 seconds, it's a tremendous film: laugh-out loud funny throughout, but with a big beating heart at the center of it, and two performances that demonstrate why Caplan and Miller are going to be giant stars in the years to come. And the soundtrack, featuring DeVotchka and Bright Eyes, among others, isn't too shabby either. Watch it below, courtesy of Funny or Die.

Successful Alcoholics from Lizzy Caplan

This article is related to: Actors, Actresses, Short Films, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, T.J. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Successful Alcoholics


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