Despite acting in numerous films and television shows, including a recurring role on ABC comedy series, "Suburgatory" (2011- ), Gillian Vigman is most commonly known for her prolific work as a commerc...
A new trailer arrived today for the forthcoming drama Answers to Nothing, starring Dane Cook, Julie Benz, and Barbara Hershey:
Answers to Nothing is directed by Matthew Leutwyler, based on a script by Leutwyler and Gillian Vigman. It opens December 2, 2011.
Dane Cook was last seen in the 2008 rom-com masterpiece My Best Friend's Girl. Click on the image below to check out our photo gallery for the inexplicably popular comedian:
When crafting a follow-up to the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time it’s understandable that one might be reticent to mess with a winning formula. But director Todd Phillips and writers Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong seem to have confused revisiting with recycling: The Hangover Part II so closely mirrors its blockbuster predecessor in every vital aspect that it can scarcely claim the right to call itself a sequel.
The only significant new wrinkle introduced in Part II is its setting: Bangkok Thailand a location that at least theoretically augurs well for a second helping of inspired lunacy. The story structure of the first film has been copied wholesale a game of Mad Libs played with its script. The action is again set around a bachelor party this time in honor of buttoned-down dentist Stu (Ed Helms). Again the boys (Stu Bradley Cooper’s boorish frat boy Phil and Zach Galifianakis’ moronic man-child Alan) awaken the next day in a hideously debauched hotel room with little memory of the previous night’s revelry. And again there is a missing companion: Teddy (Mason Lee son of Ang) the brother-in-law to be. (Poor Justin Bartha is once again relegated to the sidelines popping up now and then to push the plot forward via cell phone.)
The amnesiac/investigative angle of the first Hangover made for a refreshing twist on the contemporary men-behaving-badly comedy. Repeated here its effect is arguably the opposite: Too often the action feels rote and formulaic. Gone is any hint of surprise an aspect so crucial to good comedy and a huge part of the first film’s appeal. Key comic set pieces – a tussle with monks at a Buddhist temple a visit to a transsexual brothel a car chase involving a drug-dealing monkey – reveal themselves to be merely variations of memorable bits from the first film.
Tonally Part II is darker cruder and a bit nastier than its predecessor. Female characters never a priority in the first film are further marginalized in the sequel. (The only woman with significant dialogue a Bangkok prostitute also happens to have a penis. I’ll let you ponder the implications of that one.) The three leads Helms Cooper and Galifianakis still work well together and despite the inferior material enough of their chemistry remains to make the proceedings bearable – and occasionally funny. But their characters feel somehow degraded reduced to coarse caricatures of their former selves. Speaking of caricature Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) the fey faux-gangsta villain of the first film returns in an expanded capacity in the sequel his garbled hip-hop slang more gratuitous – and more grating – than before.
I can’t help but wonder what might have been if a planned cameo by Mel Gibson playing a tattoo artist hadn’t been scrapped reportedly due to objections by Galifianakis. Liam Neeson Gibson’s replacement apparently proved ineffectual in his first go-round and when he wasn't available for re-shoots his scene was eventually shot with Nick Cassavetes in the role. In its existing incarnation the scene is purely functional a chunk of forgettable exposition. The presence of Gibson an actor of not inconsiderable comic talent would have at least added an air of unpredictability something the scene – and indeed the movie – sorely lacks.
Became a series regular on the ABC sitcom, "Suburgatory"
Joined the cast of "MADtv"
Played the wife of Bradley Cooper's character in "The Hangover"
Despite acting in numerous films and television shows, including a recurring role on ABC comedy series, "Suburgatory" (2011- ), Gillian Vigman is most commonly known for her prolific work as a commercial actress. Throughout her career, Vigman has appeared in television advertisements for Chase Bank, Swiffer, DirecTV, Buick and Esurance, among several others. Her most recognizable commercial role is as Jack's doting housewife in several nationwide television ads for the fast food chain, Jack in the Box. Furthermore, in addition to her commercial work, Vigman is also an accomplished comedic film actress, having appeared in the big budget Hollywood comedies "Step Brothers" (2008), "The Hangover" (2009) and "Date Night" (2010). <p>A native of New Jersey, Gillian Vigman moved to Chicago as a young adult to study improvisational comedy at The Second City. By 2000 she had landed a spot on the theater's famed National Touring Company, allowing her to hone her comedic acting chops with nightly performances. In 2003 Vigman became a cast member on Fox's sketch comedy series, "MADtv" (1995-2009). Despite winning over audiences for her spot-on impressions of Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston, however, Vigman's contract was not renewed for a second season. Undeterred, Vigman soon landed recurring roles on the comedy shows "Sons & Daughters" (ABC, 2006) and "The Defenders" (CBS, 2010-11). However, both shows were cancelled after a single season. </p><p>In 2009 Vigman appeared as Bradley Cooper's wife in the blockbuster comedy, "The Hangover." The film was a smash hit at the box office, earning over $450 million and spawning two equally successful sequels. Vigman reprised her role in both sequels, while continuing to broaden her fanbase by appearing in various television commercials - most notably as "Jack's Wife" in several ads for the Jack in the Box fast food chain. In 2011 Vigman landed the part of Jill Werner on the ABC sitcom, "Suburgatory." The show was renewed for a third season in May of 2013. </p>
Known for appearing as "Jack's Wife" in the Jack in the Box television commercials
Was the first cast member of "MADtv" to have appeared on a previous season of the show prior to joining the cast
Has appeared in television commercials for numerous companies, including Esurance, Chase, Jack in the Box,Buick, Swiffer, and several others