Aubrey Plaza has played a lot of strange, stoic characters in her career, including roles on “Parks and Recreation” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.” In “Failure,” a new short film Michael Cera made for the YouTube channel JASH, she plays another one. In the film, Aubrey reunites with her “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” costar to play a pseudo-stalker, which fits her body of work perfectly. The film is directed by Michael and he stars in the short alongside Aubrey. Careful study of the credits for the film reveal that Michael also played the music used in the film. While Reggie Watts had told us that Michael was a talented musician (and not just when he’s singing about pie), it’s nice to see …er, hear him in action.
Watch now and don’t forget that you can get more Aubrey Plaza when she guest stars on this week’s “Maron” on Friday at 10/9c: