Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Adult Beginners

Welcome to the inaugural 2015 edition of 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.

Adult Beginners – Opening April 25, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good trailer, and that’s mainly because the last time I actually saw a movie in a theater was over a month ago when I saw “Timbuktu” as Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, which was only playing trailers for films I had already seen. With the AFT Awards concluded, I figured it was time to bring back weekly features, starting with this one. I had seen this title come up on IMDB as a featured trailer, and found it at my usual site, Movie-List.com. I didn’t notice until the end of the trailer that this is being executive produced by the Duplass brothers ,which makes a lot of sense given what the content looks like. The film’s title, which apparently references Jane Krakowski’s adult swimming class, is a very fitting title for its premise: grownups, particularly Nick Kroll’s Jake, who haven’t yet learned how to act like an adult. I like Kroll from what I’ve seen of him, mainly as the Douche on “Parks and Recreation,” and I think this is a role for him. Rose Byrne has grown on me a lot lately, and I think that her “Annie” costar Bobby Cannavale should be much better suited to this part than his part in that film. The supporting cast also includes Joel McHale, Josh Charles, and Caitlin FitzGerald, three familiar TV faces who I’m very happy to see on the big screen. This seems like a comedy that isn’t obsessed with originality but might still have a distinctly entertaining and enjoyable story to tell.

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