Friday, February 15, 2013

Two Mothers trailer

Here's the French trailer to Two Mothers, which debuted at this years Sundance Film Festival.  The film, penned by Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons) and directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright as two women who fall for each others respective young adult sons.  Looks all steamy and stuff, as well as a very pointed drama that could reap strong roles for the leading actresses...or not.  Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) play their sons.  The film received mixed reviews at Sundance.

On the subject of Robin Wright, is there another well-liked and clearly talented actress who has yet to fully break out in any significant way.  Even with the freshly plucked A Princess Bride coming out party, she always seemed sidelined, or marginalized, either by the films themselves or the actors you have seemed to steal her sheen.  Lately, however, it appears at least on screen (she's also currently in the much buzzed about Netflix original House of Cards) she's not trying altogether too hard, amassing a recent film resum√© that includes small roles in respected titles like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, and Rampart-- all the while just standing there alongside her leading men.  Rampart is a clear example of a slightly something more role and a gutsy performance attached to it, but it all kind of dissolved as the film slightly fell apart despite her conviction.  The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) was a nice role (of which earned a strange shout out from her ex Sean Penn at the 2009 Academy Awards telecast), but too much of slight film to be taken seriously, as was A Home at the End of the World (2004) and, perhaps her best film role, She's So Lovely (1998.)  As the song in Cabaret goes...maybe this time.

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