Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Beginners

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.

Beginners – Opening June 3, 2011

I’ve seen this trailer in theatres now a few times, before “Miral” at the Angelika and before “Midnight in Paris” at the Clearview Chelsea. Fortunately, it’s coming out just next week. This trailer reminds of a few other films, and looks like a brilliant combination. This is yet another eclectic, odd choice from Ewan McGregor following “The Ghost Writer,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” and “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” and seems like just the right offbeat role for him. This time, it’s not Christopher Plummer talking to a dog the whole time, like he was in the little-seen animated film “My Dog Tulip,” but this looks like a fabulous part for him. It’s nicely comedic with a hint of drama, and I like the way he does his best impression of house music to determine from his son what it is. I love the idea of Mélanie Laurent, of “Inglourious Basterds” fame, in anything, and as an alluring love interest for McGregor’s disillusioned Oliver, she’ll be perfect. The dog subtitles are one thing, but this just looks like a wonderful indie darling, and I think it will be a blast. The summer is an oasis for small, bright films like this with some semi-big stars in highly-acclaimed independent films, and I’m very much looking forward to this one.

No comments: