Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Flipped

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.

Flipped – Opening August 6, 2010

Now this is an exciting and interesting trailer that isn’t quite your average fare. A period piece about eighth graders isn’t exactly a common premise. It’s also from director Rob Reiner, who, while he hasn’t made a great movie in a while, once made a whole bunch of classics as diverse as “The American President,” “A Few Good Men,” “Misery,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Princess Bride,” and “This is Spinal Tap.” Now he’s doing something akin to what the Coen brothers did last year with “A Serious Man” and creating a fascinating story that takes its viewers back in time but should prove more than relevant to modern-day audiences. Anyone can relate to memories of flirtation in middle school, and that should make this film highly enjoyable. The look on Juli’s face at the 2:04 mark when Bryce tries to kiss her is especially amusing and telling of their romance. This story is based on a 2001 novel, and given Reiner’s experiences adapting, that shouldn’t be a problem. This trailer pretty much speaks for itself, and I’m definitely looking forward to this hopeful return to form for the talented Mr. Reiner and the chance for a few young actors to break out alongside established performers such as John Mahoney, Anthony Edwards, Penelope Ann Miller, Aidan Quinn, Rebecca De Mornay, and Kevin Weisman. The film also has the fortune of arriving near the end of the summer when the best independent films are often released and there aren’t many other high-profile movies coming out. I’m looking forward to its opening – are you?

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