Monday, August 3, 2009

My One and Only trailer.

Wow... this is one of the most off-putting trailers I have seen in a long, long time. Aside from the fact that it tells the whole story AND explicitly reveals the moral of the film twice (once in voice over, then moments later in almost identical dialogue), the whole trailer has a shockingly flippant/ 'hurrah for you' attitude towards the idea of a scorned mother taking her sons on a whirlwind adventure for the primary purpose of finding a rich guy to support them. The movie, based on the life of George Hamilton's mother, was apparently well-received at the Berlin Film Festival. Perhaps the movie is better than this trailer, but if that's the case than the filmmakers or distributing studio should demand a refund from the trailer house. This is the rare god-awful trailer that actually needs to be seen to be believed. My One and Only looks bad enough to make New In Town look like Two Lovers. This comes out August 21st.

Scott Mendelson

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