Alanis Morissette and Alicia Silverstone partner up to mock indie movies cliches


I’m not sure how they do it, but seems to get just about every celeb on board for some kind of spoof. The geniuses who brought us Lindsay Lohan‘s fake eHarmony ad are at it again, this time reminding us all about Alicia Silverstone. Not to say we’ve all forgotten, but clearly, some Hollywood folks have (I mean, Beauty Shop was the last big movie she was involved in. And that was 2005.)

Silverstone stars with Alanis Morissette in My Mother’s Red Hat, a faux indie film trailer that takes the two on a cross country road trip after Silverstone’s mother dies, saying she needs to “find herself.”

Naturally, her best friend (Morissette) agrees to go along with her. The trailer combines just about every indie film cliche, including the seemingly vague plot line, awkward characters, and outlandish driving montages including picking up a hitchhiker. Here it is:


The most over-the-top mocking of indie films is in the form of hyping the “cool” soundtrack for My Mother’s Red Hat, flashing the names of some of the most obvious indie bands around, including Ra Ra Riot, Minus the Bear, Bright Eyes (and Conor Oberst, the same person, listed separately), and one eye-catching band called Muscular Lesbians. (Anyone familiar — with the band, I mean?)

The trailer even features a familiar lesbian duo. Did you hear it?

Faux quotes from publications that say things like “Someone dies, then there’s a lot of music. Much more music than story,” and “Is this a CD or a movie?” help you realize this is not, in fact, an actual movie. But hey, maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad idea, after all. I mean, it can’t be worse than Silverstone’s latest made-for-TV movie, Bad Mother’s Handbook, right?

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