Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Chloe

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Chloe – Opening March 26, 2010

This trailer surfaced online recently, and fortunately the film’s release date isn’t too far away. While the fact that it’s a remake of a foreign film from the past decade is often cited as a negative for many films, I think it may be a plus. The original film, “Nathalie,” from “Coco Before Chanel” director Anne Fontaine, was well-received, and translating it into English should hopefully prove to be a successful endeavor. The director behind the project is Atom Egoyan, an Oscar nominee for penning and helming 1997’s “The Sweet Hereafter.” The three stars each bring something incredible to the film. Liam Neeson is a veteran actor who hasn’t had the opportunity to give a tremendous performance possible since “Schindler’s List” way back in 1993. Last year, he amplified the quality of “Taken” in an extraordinarily impressive way, and having him play the loyal husband who falls victim to the seduction of the woman his wife hires to test his fidelity to her. Julianne Moore is a wonderful actress who gave an exceptional performance in “A Single Man” last year, and hopefully this part can give her similarly excellent material to work with to craft an awesome character. And then there’s Amanda Seyfried. After breaking out in the movie world with the lead role opposite Meryl Streep in “Mamma Mia!” in 2008, Seyfried seems like she can now only appear in movies about letter writing, be it this month’s “Dear John” or the upcoming “Letters from Juliet.” Seeing Seyfried in such a fiery, seemingly villainous role looks like a delightful treat. The movie also appears to be just as much about the sexual relationship between Chloe (Seyfried) and Catherine (Moore) as it is about Chloe and David (Neeson). The film is titled “Chloe” rather than Catherine, David, or something about adultery, so it appears that this is the story of Chloe and how she impacts this previously happy married couple. The violent turns in the trailer and the indication that it gets all dangerous is just another reason to anticipate this thriller that should hopefully be a hell of a lot better than most people say Neeson’s last adulterous effort “The Other Man” was.

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