Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trailer Alert: Away We Go

The new trailer for Sam Mendes' next movie is up. Take a look:

After such ultra-serious movies as Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road, and to a lesser extent American Beauty and Jarhead, this comedy makes for a bit of a departure for Sam Mendes. It actually looks more like a Wes Anderson or Alexander Payne type movie. And given all the backlash against Wes Anderson (and how boring Darjeeling Limited was), that's not really a good thing.

Still, this is making my must-see list not just for Mendes, but for the cast. It'll be nice to see Jim out of The Office, and for Maya Rudolph to get some credit outside of SNL. And the supporting cast looks just a good, with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, and Cheryl Hines.

Verdict: I'm somewhat wary, but still way excited to see how this turns out.

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