As far as I’m concerned, just as Peggy Olson has walked on by Don Draper, so has Elisabeth Moss practically stolen Mad Men out from under Jon Hamm. After her magnificent turn in Top of the Lake, I’m convinced Moss can do anything — even get me to want to watch a romantic comedy again. Starring opposite The Mindy Project’s Mark Duplass, the pair play a married couple looking to work out their issues under the guidance of their counselor (Ted Danson), who sends them on a weekend therapy getaway…and that’s when things get surrealistic (or as Rebecca calls it, “Twilight Zone-y”). The trailer looks like some quirkalicious fun, and I’m all for anything with a surrealistic twist.
Adorable, right? Intriguing, yes? The poster claims The One I Love reinvigorates the romantic comedy, and this is one soundbite I’m willing to swallow.
This is Charlie McDowell’s (Malcolm McDowell’s son) directorial feature debut; it’ll be in limited theaters August 15th.