This spring I shot a movie called Five Year Engagement that Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (@nicholasstoller) wrote, and Nick directed. I shot all my scenes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which I had never been to but had heard was a gorgeous and fun college town. I also got a feel for it when I watched a documentary on the Fab Five, a highly interesting college basketball phenomenon from the 90′s.
The movie– which I think Nick is editing now– is really funny. I’m scared of getting in trouble by giving anything away, but I have most of my scenes with Jason, Emily Blunt, Kevin Hart, Rhys Ifans and Randall Park, and it’s like a United Nations of fun and talented comedy actors. You guys are going to love this movie.
Because of filming, I did not have a lot of time to shop in Michigan. What I did get to do is eat my weight in delicious Jewish deli food at Zingerman’s Deli, a super famous deli in Ann Arbor that, like Oprah talks about sometimes. Their reubens are so good, I became that tedious person talking to my family about them in detail on the phone. But then I found I could actually share the Zingerman’s reuben experience by sending care packages of their food from their very fun and easy-to-use website. That’s where I stumbled upon their Reuben Sandwich Kit, which they can send to anywhere in the country.
Good for: If you are doing long distance with someone who misses having meals with you, and eats meat, I think you could not do better than to send this to them at work. You become the coolest girlfriend or boyfriend ever, and delicious regional sandwiches get to be enjoyed nationwide.
Photo Credit: Hohyung Lee