Bad things come to those who wait

Posted by · 1:22 am · August 1st, 2009

It’s so often these days that we see poorly cut trailers for otherwise high-pedigree films that we tend to brush them aside. “Well, it has to be better than that,” we say.

Refreshingly, however, this trailer for Richard Eyre’s romantic thriller “The Other Man,” due for a late-September release after gathering dust since last year’s rocky Toronto debut, does a fine job of suggesting just how abysmal the film really is. (Not particularly accurately, mind you: it’s cute that in the wake of “Taken,” they’re trying to sell this as another “Neeson kicks ass” effort, but I can assure you that the chess match is about as physical as things get here.)

You may recall that I gave the film a rather generous 1.5 stars last October (I figured the presence of Laura Linney alone merits an extra half-star, even if she has nothing to do), and went on to name it the year’s worst. But hey, at least it gave “The Reader” the chance to slap “Only the second-dreariest Bernhard Schlink adaptation of 2008!” on its DVD cover. Always a silver lining.

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  • 1 8-01-2009 at 8:59 am

    Bill said...

    What a pathetic trailer. Trying so hard to project “Taken 2.” Banderez also looks oddly like Nicolas Sarkozy here.

  • 2 8-01-2009 at 10:53 am

    Joel said...

    UGH. This is almost as bad as the My One and Only trailer. Hate everything about it. Yuck.