Papi Chulo — Official Trailer


added: Tue, May 7th '19

Matt Bomer (from "Magic Mike" and DC's "Doom Patrol") plays a lonely Los Angeles TV meteorologist who strikes up an unlikely and unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino handyman in this lighthearted odd-couple dramedy "Papi Chulo," for which an official trailer has been released.

Written and directed by Irish-born, LA-based filmmaker John Butler (The Bachelor Weekend, Handsome Devil), the indie film also stars Alejandro Patino (from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" and FX's "The Bridge") as Ernesto, a Latino day laborer who is hired to sand and paint a wooden deck floor for a local news weatherman, named Sean (Bomer), who has just broken up with his longtime boyfriend.

But despite a language barrier and cultural differences, Sean, nevertheless, decides to pay Ernesto to be his hang-out friend as he tries to embrace his new life of solitude.

"You may think I'm crazy ... loco," Sean says to a perplexed Ernesto while they paddle through a lake on a small boat.

"Loco, si," Ernesto quips.

"I'm not really crazy. But I confess I am going through a rough patch. My ex has been gone for six months now. And I have to admit, I'm not good at being alone."

Co-starring Wendi McLendon-Covey (ABC's The Goldbergs) and D'Arcy Carden (NBC's The Good Place), "Papi Chulo" premiered to mostly solid reviews at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and is now scheduled to hit theaters on June 7th.

After a newly-single TV weatherman (Matt Bomer) is put on leave following an on-air meltdown, he directs his energy into home improvement and hires a middle-aged Latino day laborer named Ernesto (Alejandro Patino) to help. Despite a language barrier and having nothing in common, the two men develop an unexpected but profound friendship in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles.


directed by   John Butler

starring   Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patino, Wendi McLendon-Covey, D'Arcy Carden, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Mario Revolori, Michelle Ortiz, Ryan Guzman

release date   June 7, 2019

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