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.
Little White Lies – Opening August 24, 2012
It’s not always the case that great foreign films make it over to the United States, and sometimes it does take a while, as is the case with this particular film, which opened in France nearly two years ago. This 154-minute dramedy comes from actor-director Guillaume Canet, who recently appeared in “Last Night” with Keira Knightley and directed the incredible “Tell No One” several years ago. His star from that film, François Cluzet, appears in this production as well, along with the two French performers who are likely most recognizable to American audiences right now, namely because of their recent Oscar wins: Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose,” “Inception”) and Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”). The ensemble includes a number of other prominent French actors and actresses less well known stateside, and features a tale of good friends and their actions and reactions following an unfortunate accident in the middle of a group vacation. It looks plenty interesting, and 154 minutes is more than enough time to dig deep into all of these characters and the dynamics that connect them. The film only received two César (French Oscar) nominations, both for acting, but that doesn’t necessarily mean much – its ability to make it overseas suggests that it’s likely worth watching, and I’d go see it for the cast alone.