I don’t mean to sound pushy, or bossy, or like I’m telling you what to do, but if you like good actressin’, you need to line the hell up behind Carey Mulligan. She’s just flat-fucking-out amazing. Jaw to the floor, thank you very much, come back and see us, don’t let the door hit your ass amazing. If you could buy stock in an actress, I’d go all in, and go long, on Carey Mulligan. In 30 years, she’s still going to be collecting Oscar nominations. She’s got this fantastic bittersweet heartbreak quality about her — she’s like Keri Russell, only with genuine acting ability. I just dig her to China.
Below is the trailer for The Greatest. Carey Mulligan stars as Rose, who falls in love with Bennett (Kick-Ass’s Aaron Johnson). Bennett soon thereafter dies in a car accident, and Rose arrives at Bennett’s parents house a few months later pregnant. She ends up moving in with that family; the father (Pierce Brosnan) and brother welcome her, but the mother (Susan Sarandon) resents her, and feels she’s the cause of her son’s death.
I haven’t seen the movie, but spoiler alert: When Rose has the baby in the end and Susan Sarandon’s steely resolve gives out, there’s going to be a whole lotta fucking tears shed.
I wanted to say that the trailer reminds me a lot of Moonlight Mile, a movie with a similar premise from a few years back starring Susan Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman that ended up being something of a letdown, particularly given how much I had looked forward to that movie that year (it would be the first movie I took my now wife too). Unfortunately, Russ over at Slashfilm has already made that comparison. But then again, if you’ve seen Moonlight Mile, it’s hard not to see a tonal connection.
Check out the trailer. It looks sublime. And since they’re not allowing on on YouTube, you’ll need to check it out over on the Apple Trailers site.