Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Kids Are All Right

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.

The Kids Are All Right – Opening July 7, 2010

I caught this trailer before “Date Night” on Friday, and it was truly refreshing. It looks like a fun summer comedy which incorporates a fabulous ensemble and makes the most out of an unusual and entertaining family dynamic. It’s wonderful to see Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in light, comic roles after seeing them both recently try and undertake much more stoic and serious parts, in the forthcoming “Mother and Child” and “Chloe,” respectively. The idea of them as a couple is a dream come true because they are such lovely and talented actresses, and brings back marvelous memories of Bening in “American Beauty” and Moore in “A Single Man.” My favorite exchange between them from the trailer is definitely “Go easy on the wine, hun, it’s daytime” / “Okay, same goes for the micromanaging.” Casting Mark Ruffalo in the Benjamin Bratt role of not-quite-deadbeat sperm donor seems like a nice choice, and he certainly has the disheveled charm down pat. Any chance to see Mia Wasikowska onscreen is a blessing, and therefore having her as the inquisitive, quirky daughter should be a delight. This reminds me of “Something’s Gotta Give,” a fun movie that isn’t necessarily anything too spectacular, but should definitely suffice as above-average quality entertainment.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

This looks better than "Something's Gotta Give" by a long shot. The early reviews from Sundance were very positive. Looks great!