Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Le Week-End

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.

Le Week-End – Opening March 7, 2014

Seeing three movies in theatres in one day really should produce the opportunity for some strong trailers, and I’m delighted to have found one that I hadn’t seen before at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas before “The Great Beauty.” This quiet little film starts a fabulous British actor, Jim Broadbent, recently wonderful in such films as “Another Year” and “The Iron Lady,” and well-known for a great start to the decade in 2001 and 2002 with an Oscar win for “Iris” and memorable performances in both “Moulin Rouge” and “Gangs of New York” around the same time. He’s not the kind of romantic lead you might expect, but this also isn’t the typical Paris love story usually seen in cinema. His costar Lindsay Duncan took home the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress last week, and it looks like they make a lovely sentimental couple reigniting their feelings for each other on a trip to Paris late into their marriage. Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi earned an Oscar nomination back in 1986 for the very unique “My Beautiful Laundrette,” and director Roger Michell is responsible for “Venus” and “Notting Hill,” among other things. This is unlikely to be a fast-paced film, but sometimes slowing down and getting to take in the subtler parts of life is just what’s needed, and I suspect this should be the perfect recipe for a March dose of fresh air.

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