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Just Another Stupid Love Song

By Brian Prisco | Trailers | August 16, 2010 | Comments ()

By Brian Prisco | Trailers | August 16, 2010 |


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Oh, look. It's about time that Sundance finally gave us a bunch of pretty late twentysomethings -- rich, white kids, natch -- who come together at the wedding of their friend. And, hey, they were called The Romantics, because they all used to fuck each other at one point or another, coming together like a shook-up snowglobe. There will be laughs, and tears, and poignant indie music, and you'll leave with that same sickness you get in the pit of your stomach when you find out an old flame has a Facebook status of "married."

But, what's this? It's not just chock full of faceless CW stars? Malin Ackermann, Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, the cheerleader from "Glee," Anna Paquin, Elijah Wood channeling his best Kevin Kline, Josh Duhamel in something withOUT explosions? Murphy Brown lurking in the back like the snarky Gandalf of this little band of adventurers. Oh, I get it. It's gonna be like He Just Not That Into You for the intellectual set. The Ice Storm for people who drink $5 Iced Lattes. Nice try.

Watch the trailer and try not to throw up.



Oh, wait a minute. That's not that terrible. And who's directing it? Galt Niederhoffer? Never heard of...is it a her? Oh, okay. And she wrote the novel it's based on. So she's not just a first timer, but she's produced a bunch of indies before. Interesting.

But let's look at the description of the novel. THIS IS A SPOILER OF SORTS. It's about a group of college friends who come together when two of their group wed. They go out and frolic in the sand and...lose the groom. WHAT?! That's nowhere in the trailer!

And that's the problem with something like this film. Whereas it just appears to be a boring, trite-looking rom-dram-com, it might actually be a pretty fucking interesting little sinister mystery. Even though it's got a cast of wooden-faced people we love to hate, they might be perfect for disarming you with their style.

But probably not. It's probably going to be like masturbating to the L.L. Bean catalog.



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