Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Down Terrace

Welcome to a 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 recenty seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Down Terrace - Opening October 8, 2010

And for something extremely independent! I saw this trailer in theatres before another film a bit ago (maybe “The American”) and had completely forgotten about it until I was searching on YouTube and Apple Trailers for something to write about for this week’s Tuesday Top Trailer. My analysis may be colored somewhat by the critics quoted in the trailer, but this looks to me like “Animal Kingdom” meets “Looking for Eric,” as in a cross between two movies that I and few others have seen. For those unaware of the reference, the former is a brutal, moving drama about a crime family and the latter is an oddly optimistic dramedy about a man having a midlife crisis. For the purposes of describing this movie, the seemingly never-ending parade of uncles and cousins through the door emphasizes the fact that this really is a family affair, which should presumably make any deadly decisions even more drastic and powerful. The first half of this trailer is purely comic, and then it turns incredibly serious, only to end with a horrible and hilarious shot of someone pushing an old lady in front of a car. It reminds me of how cable series “Damages” and “In Plain Sight” both had dueling promos that advertised them as comedies and dramas, alternately, even though they were for the same shows. This film likely has a tone all its own, and I’m quite intrigued. I’m sure it will be a lot of fun and quite unique – what do you think?

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