Ferrell went pretty serious again for this quirksome drama. He reunited with Elf co-star Zooey Deschanel, who plays depressed loner Reese. Her parents were famous literary types, and the movie sees her reunite with her estranged dad (Ed Harris) after her mum's suicide.
It's all pretty dark, though Ferrell brings some welcome relief in his role as Corbit, a dim-witted musician who has moved in with Reese's father.
Mega-funny? Another quite restrained outing for Ferrell here.