I know a few people who swear by Taika Waititi and everything he does. They swear Jojo Rabbit should’ve won Best Picture, Thor: Ragnarok is the best Marvel movie ever, you get the drift. And hey, Waititi’s a cool guy with a weird sense of humor and he makes great films; his fanbase is large and solid. But it’s doubtful they would follow him the way his followers do in Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss, a comedy in which Waititi plays a cult leader.
In this oddball comedy from director Vivieno Caldinelli, Waititi plays a cult leader with a suicidal message, which causes his ex-followers to break into his old home and kill themselves. The problem? A couple lives in that house now, which makes things pretty awkward. Waititi is joined in the cast by Kate Micucci, Sam Huntington, Community creator Dan Harmon, Mark McKinney, Rhea Seehorn, and many more. Comic talent is one thing this movie doesn’t lack.
SYNOPSIS: An offbeat comedy about a couple taking a chance on a place with impossibly low rent, not knowing the former occupant was a cult leader. To make matters more bizarre, an endless string of followers routinely break into their home to ceremoniously sacrifice themselves. This film showcases the best comedic talent in Hollywood, from stars Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington to Taika Waititi, Dan Harmon, Rhea Seehorn, Mark McKinney, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Josh Brener, Mindy Sterling, Dana Gould, and more.
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss opens on March 6th, followed by digital/VOD on March 17th.