Rian Johnson’s follow-up to the brilliant high-school noir, Brick (perhaps the best cult movie of the last half-decade) is coming to theaters at the end of May, after it was pushed back from a December release. Since then, it has had the benefit of mostly positive reviews out on the festival circuit, though I’m curious as to why the studio would release it wide on the same day that both Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell and Pixar’s Up are released. Even fans of Brick, and those that have kept up with the BB’s buzz online, will likely still consider Brothers Bloom a third option that weekend. However, the con comedy will begin its limited run up against Angels and Demons, a far less formidable box-office opponent, at least for its target audience.
Either way, I suspect Brothers Bloom — which stars Adrian Brody, Rachel Weisz, and Mark Ruffalo — will slowly pick up supporters, and has the potential to be a big summer sleeper, if there even is such a thing anymore.
And, it’s as good as time as any to remind those in New England that the Independent Film Festival of Boston takes place at the end of the month, The Brothers Bloom will open the festival on April 22nd at the Somerville theater. Rian Johnson will be in attendance.
The ultimate point of this post? Here’s the new trailer for Brothers Bloom, and it’s a good one — the crime comedy is a rare breed, and this one looks among the best.