Judy Greer’s directorial debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions, has released its new trailer ahead of the film’s August 24 release. The film, which stars Common and A Wrinkle in Time‘s Storm Reid, is one that combines elements from many movies into one funny day at an elementary school inhabited by out-of-control adults.
Common plays Daniel Crawford, a widower who loses his job on the same day he’s asked by his daughter (Reid) to speak to her class during her school’s career day. This is just one of the many subplots happening within the film. The synopsis we reported back in 2017 reads as follows:
“The discovery of a dead body at an unassuming elementary school derails what was supposed to be an uneventful Career Day. As a pair of clunky administrators attempts to hide the corpse, school-parent and recent widower, Daniel Crawford (Common), heads to work only to find himself at the center of an office conspiracy: Someone’s sabotaged the office coffee machine, and the under-caffeinated management is thirsty for blood. A few meetings (and several lies) later, Daniel’s asshole-of-a-boss turns him into a scapegoat and terminates his employment. Daniel finds himself heading to his daughter’s career day to speak about a job he no longer has. What follows is mayhem. Punches are thrown; suicides are pondered, and scandalous affairs are brought to light. By the end of the day, Daniel–along with a motley crew of characters–finds catharsis and begins to confront the grief that’s crippled him since the loss of his wife.”
The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney, Rob Riggle, Bradley Whitford, Anders Holm, John Cho, Marcus Eckert, Katie Holmes, Nat Faxon and a surprise appearance by Keanu Reeves.