“My Frank and I can overcome anything as long as we’re together,” the very well-to-do Nancy Teagarten avers. Whether that includes going broke without their college-bound daughter or nosy neighbors knowing about it is debatable.
Here’s the first trailer for Drunk Parents, starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek as the proud dad and mom who must scramble to cloak their financial implosion. Here’s the logline: Frank and Nancy Teagarten are a staunchly lower upper-class couple with a shiny black Range Rover and tasteful Tudor-style home. They couldn’t be prouder as they anxiously drop off their daughter at her first day of college. However, a visit by the repo man shortly thereafter leaves them scrambling to make ends meet, and it seems their wealth is less secure than it appears.
Committed to getting their daughter through school, they hold a house-wide yard sale coupled by a night of heavy drinking and wake up to some very regrettable decisions. This sees them try to hide their evaporating net worth from friends and family alike in an ever-increasing downward spiral of elaborate neighborhood schemes.
Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, Ben Platt and Michelle Veintimilla also star in the film directed by Fred Wolf from a script he wrote with Peter Gaulke. The R-rated pic premieres March 21 exclusively on DirecTV before hitting theaters on April 19 via Vertical Entertainment. Check out the Drunk Parents trailer above, pour yourself a tall one, and tell us what you think.