Oh wow, A24 did this? Can they do wrong? It was funny, infectious and poignant. I don't normally watch these specials but The Playlist made me watch it for Gyllenhaal and it was totally worth it, even if he wasn't even the best part. Mulaney might be an acquired taste for some and I'm glad he really shared the spotlight here because the whole cast and guests were fucking hilarious (because of great writing).
Quirky and weird. Don't want to spoil it, but the mood is a ten year old in a suit watching Jake Gyllenhaal dressed as a xylophone while David Byrne sings a line "Little sister gotta take her medicine".
Weird but fun the surprising highlight for me was the interviews between sketches which help contextualise the whole thing.
It kind of reminds me of school and the one teacher who neither sugar coats nor is overly harsh hosting a variety show (I went to a weird school). Those closing remarks are something I wish people had heard more often.
It banks on its weirdness being fun rather than off-putting. All these kids, including the ones acknowledging they are already in therapy, will need therapy. But David Byrne asked me to pay attention so I will.