Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Between Us

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.

Between Us – Opening June 21, 2013

This trailer popped up on IMDB as I was searching for a feature to write about this week, and I think it’s a perfect choice. This is a trailer that functions much more as a teaser, revealing very little about its characters and how they are connected, but providing deeply suggestive and intriguing flashes that serve to indicate what could constitute the extreme complexities of the relationships depicted within it. This trailer touts its cast more than anything, and it’s a great and diverse list. Julia Stiles has proven herself versatile recently with ambitious TV roles, and Taye Diggs does strong work as well. David Harbour, a past Tony nominee, is superb in a small supporting role on “The Newsroom,” and Melissa George has turned in memorable performances in “Dark City” and “In Treatment,” among others. This film strikes me as a combination of “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” and “Carnage,” bringing two adult couples together for one awkward and uncomfortable night where they will have to hash out their feelings for each other and the intermingled web of their sexual and romantic encounters. It might be too dreary for its own good, like “Last Night” was, but I think it has the potential to be truly engaging. Though I haven’t seen any of director Dan Mirvish’s shorts or previous feature films, it is worthwhile to note that he is a co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival, which demonstrates that he is all about independent cinema. This one could certainly be worthwhile.

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