Well, well, well, this is a surprise. When you see the words "Written and Directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant", one particular brand of humor comes to mind. The genius minds behind The Office, Extras, and the Ricky Gervais Show have had their grip on the pressure points of awkward comedy for years now, so one would expect their first true collaboration on the big screen to be full of wry, exacting humor. And those expectations were on track when the duo unveiled the original teaser trailer for Cemetery Junction, which had great laughs at the expense of Ralph "Chuckles" Fiennes.

That was just a teaser, though. Now there's an actual trailer (via Twitch) for Cemetery Junction out and it looks nothing like you'd imagine from the initial teaser and images. Turns out, Gervais/Merchant's latest team-up has them sitting backseat to a coming of age story and, I gotta say, I'm loving it. I haven't been too big a fan of Gervais' last few showings at the cinema (I do think Ghost Town is underrated, however), but that's also because none of those productions shared in the bittersweet sparks the Gervais/Merchant hybrid-mind have all but trademarked.

This doesn't look like Invention of Lying Gervais, or experimenting on Karl Pilkington Gervais; this looks like Extras Extra Special Series Finale Gervais. That may not mean anything to anyone who isn't already a fan of the comedian's work, but for my money the nearly 90-minute long Extras Special is the most heart-heavy comedy I've seen in years. It is absolutely brilliant and features a surprisingly affecting performance from Gervais; so if for some reason you haven't seen it, you should get that sorted.

But enough about the old, onto the new!