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The Trailer for The Letter Makes Me Want to Give Winona Ryder an Inappropriately Long Sympathy Hug

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 14, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 14, 2012 |

What is wrong with you, Hollywood? You’re always resurrecting the careers of talented but dormant actors, but you rarely resurrect those of actresses. Seriously, Hollywood is such a Heather. Once an actress hits a career snag or turns a certain age, she’s relegated to the VOD circuit (inexplicable exception: Jennifer Aniston). Hollywood doesn’t seem to understand what they have in Winona Ryder. They don’t understand that there is an entire generation of people that would KILL to see her in a great movie. We love her; nothing she has done has snuffed out our affection for her.

So, why is she forced to make super awful looking ultra-low budget flicks like The Letter, which also stars James Franco, the guy that will mercy f*ck any movie he’s offered? The plot description describes it as about “A playwright who begins to mentally unravel cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.” It’s hard to tell that from the trailer. In fact, it’s hard to tell much from it, except that it’s going to be very bad.

Winona deserves better than this.

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