"Hey Scott, you wanna see a screwball comedy starring Zach Braff, Jason Bateman and Amanda Peet?"

Hell yes I do, Got a trailer for me?

"Sure do, buddy. Here you go!"

Oh cool, lemme just settle in here ... OK, so ... yeah. Hmm, it's about a guy in a wheelchair who tries to woo the wife of his inter-office nemesis? Sounds watchable... Yeah, it's... Wow, it's gonna be extra slapsticky, right? Sure looks like it. Oh. Oh jeez. The biggest set piece in the movie is when one guy drops a paraplegic man down a flight of stairs.

"Yep, what's wrong? Don't you love Zach Braff in Scrubs and Jason Bateman in Arrested Development?"

Of course I do, and damn you for even questioning those things. But those shows come from people like Bill Lawrence and Mitch Hurwitz...

"Yeah, and?"

And this desperate-looking flick was written by the guys who did, well, they've done nothing so far. And if Fast Track is little more than "watch the cripple kick butt/fall down" gags, I think I'll just stick to my Scrubs and Arrested Development DVDs.

"What about that supporting cast?"

Donal Logue, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Paul Rudd, Fred Armisen... OK, not bad at all. Didn't see a whole lot of 'em in the trailer, though...

"So you could be completely wrong about this movie."

Yep, marketing's a tricky game. Guess we'll find out on December 29.


Yes, limited. January 17 is the wide release. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief language and a drug reference -- because nowadays I guess it's not considered "violence" when someone drops a handicapped man down the stairs.