I hate everything about this trailer.
I hate that it’s directed by Edward Burns, who I once thought was cool after The Brothers McMullen and She’s The One, two funny, interesting, clever romantic comedies. Except that he then went on to direct a variety of mildly amusing but ultimately hollow romcoms like The Groomsmen and Purple Violets.
I hate that it once again plays on the timeless trope of the slightly awkward kid falling for the beautiful girl.
I hate that the trailer is also totally misleading. Here’s the plot summary from IMDB:
Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that’ll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of is life.
I hate that too. I hate the use of the other timeless trope — the nice person who’s about to marry a total asshole.
I hate Brooke, who looks like yet another manic pixie dream girl, albeit one who looks nice in a bikini.
I hate the Death Cab For Cutie-esque song in the trailer, actually sung by PT Watley, who also worked on the soundtrack for Purple Violets.
I hate that the song has the lyric “when I found out there was heaven in your heart.”
I hate that Burns will show his smug mug in the film, as he does in all of his films, despite the fact that he also acts in garbage like Echelon Conspiracy, 27 Dresses, and A Sound Of Thunder.
Oh, I hate that he was in “Entourage” as well, because that just confirmed his douchiness.
I hate that Dustin isn’t the one writing this, because this is his kind of bullshit, not mine.
I hate you.
In short, I’ll probably see it.