Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: In Our Nature

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.

In Our Nature – Opening December 7, 2012

Here we have a trailer for a very intimate film with only four players and plenty of time for them to interact. The actors in question have an extremely diverse background, and each one of them brings something positive to the table. Zach Gilford has extensive experience playing a son with a complicated relationship to his father, and his understated nature makes his performances all the more realistic. It’s also refreshing to see him doing something more intelligent than his current role on FOX’s “The Mob Doctor.” Jena Malone has done some work since her star-making roles in “Donnie Darko” and “Saved,” and this looks like another opportunity for her to turn in a heartfelt turn like the one she delivered in the underrated “The United States of Leland.” John Slattery is building up his film career following his career-defining part as Roger Sterling on “Mad Men,” playing a father with an estranged relationship to his family. He was great in February’s “Return,” and this seems like another appropriately serious role for him. And then there’s Gabrielle Union, who has a long filmography and should be very well-suited for strong personal dramas like this one, particularly for a role like the one she has, of the younger woman dating an older man and meeting his son for the first time. “Your Sister’s Sister,” featured a few people alone at a cabin earlier this year and was excellent, and I suspect that this one will pair nicely as a more dramatic and equally compelling experience.

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