Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow Night chronicles the loneliness of photo-shop owner Charles, an acerbic, repressed man with an unquenchable “taste” for ice cream. His energetic and overly cheerful postman Mel convinces him that what he really needs is womanly companionship. On the other side of town is Florence, a lonely old woman with a mean, vociferous husband. When Florence isn’t being tortured by her husband, she pines away for Billy, her son in the army who hasn’t written in twenty years and who makes Gomer Pyle look like Einstein. To top it off, the only friend Florence has is Tina, a sweet yet crude and scruffy young man who dresses in old-lady drag. Tina convinces Florence that maybe she needs a little extracurricular spice in her life. Enter Charles, who gets off on the thought of a clean and orderly household, and you have a match made in heaven. From there, things get even weirder.

You could probably count this as a “Before They Were Stars” entry if you wanted to. 16 years ago, before he hit it big, Louis CK made a short film called Tomorrow Night about a man who, I can only assume from this trailer, has an ice cream fetish. Well, after over a decade, Tomorrow Night is finally being released via Louis CK’s website. You can buy it for five bucks. The film also features pre-fame cameos from the likes of Steve Carell and Amy Poehler, and man, it looks like a cross between David Lynch and Woody Allen. Which is almost how I’d describe CK’s series Louie, now that I think about it.

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