Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Somewhere

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

Somewhere - December 22, 2010

I’ve seen this trailer a few times before, and I saw it once again at the Angelika Film Center before “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.” At first, I wasn’t so intrigued, but now, I find myself somewhat enchanted and mesmerized by it. It’s actually similar to another trailer that I saw over and over before every film I went to see in early fall 2006 at the Angelika, “Flannel Pajamas,” which also used very little dialogue (at four or five sentences, this trailer actually has a whole lot more) and an effective musical track to capture moments from two people’s lives. In that case, however, the trailer was much better than the film, which wasn’t bad but did feel like it was missing something. It’s hard to know exactly what this film will contain, since its vague title and flurry of images don’t indicate all too much. It feels so much like Coppola’s first big hit, “Lost in Translation,” which did well with Oscar nominations and turned a comedian – Bill Murray – into an Oscar-nominated actor. The casting of Stephen Dorff, an actor I am not at all familiar with, and Elle Fanning, who showed enormous promise in just a few scenes in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” is interesting, and hopefully the duo will do just as well together in their spoken roles as they do silently with expressions and exchanged glances in this stirring trailer. It’s a late December release, so we likely won’t see it for a while. Thoughts?

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