Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Norman

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.

Norman – Opening October 21, 2011

I caught this trailer on the IMDB home page, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what this group of TV-bred actors produces. Dan Byrd got it right on his third try as a series regular with ABC’s “Cougar Town,” and he also appeared as Olive’s first fake conquest in “Easy A.” It makes sense that he’d have a shot at a lead role, and his demeanor reminds me of a cross between Anton Yelchin in “Charlie Bartlett” and Michael Angarano in “Gentlemen Broncos.” Emily VanCamp is currently acting all evil on ABC’s just-begun “Revenge,” and I’m eager the see her take on one of her first movie parts as what seems to be a fairly normal teenager, rather than someone with immense father issues, as tends to be the case. Speaking of fathers, I’m thrilled to see Richard Jenkins in anything, especially as a dad, mainly because I always hark back to “Six Feet Under” whenever I see him on screen. I’m also happy to see Adam Goldberg in a supporting role. This movie looks just eccentric enough to be interesting, with a coherent story that’s not too artsy or far off to be comprehended. Both director Jonathan Segal and writer Talton Wingate are relatively new to the world of feature filmmaking, so I think this could be a great independent breakout hit.

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