Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Hateship Loveship

Welcome back 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.

Hateship Loveship – Opening April 11, 2014

I found this trailer on Movie-List.com, and while it doesn’t make the film look fantastic, it does have some truly intriguing components. Its premise – a daughter who writes letters and e-mails allegedly from her father to her nanny – has some promise, both as an optimistic romance and a heartbreaking drama, depending on how things turn out in the end. It’s the cast, however, that’s more appealing to me. Kristen Wiig has really been branching out since her lengthy stint on “Saturday Night Live,” and a role like this is just what her career could use, an adventurous, ambitious part that still allows her to do weird things like make out with a mirror but casts her in a more mature and sophisticated light. Guy Pearce, though not always at his best, has been terrific in some choice parts. The same can be said for Nick Nolte, who scored an Oscar nomination just a few years ago for a late-career performance in “Warrior.” On the other end of the spectrum is seventeen-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, in one of her first roles since her Oscar-nominated breakthrough in “True Grit.” She’s lost the period clothes and her character here might be far less substantial, but I think that she can still impress. Also prominent in the cast is Sami Gayle, who I recognized from her breakout part in “Detachment” a few years ago. This film might ultimately prove forgettable, but it looks just charming enough that it might be able to elevate a simple plot setup and turn it into something fun and fresh with the help of a diverse and talented group of actors.

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