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People Don't Always Shiva Because They Chilly

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | November 30, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | November 30, 2009 |

Before we get on to the trailer below, a small announcement: I’ve gotten somewhere in the vicinity of 321 emails letting me know that our RSS feed isn’t working in Google Reader. I apologize for that, folks. Truth is: I don’t know why. The same RSS feed works in other feed readers, just not in Google, which leads me to believe that Google Reader is the problem. However, for those of you who do follow us on Google Reader, you can use this feed, which works just dandy. And I apologize again for that inconvenience.

Now: Here’s the trailer for The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, a movie that appears to have been sitting on a shelf for a couple of years, which is finally due for release at the end of December. Thirty seconds into the trailer, you’ll probably understand why it’s been sitting on a shelf. Despite the fact that it stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn (in addition to Chris Evans), and is based on a Tennessee Williams screenplay, it looks like one of the worst-acted, over-earnest, hamfisted films ever to grace the Silver Screen. It is laughable, folks — terrible accents, bad acting, horrendous voiceover trailer narration, bad score, and a preposterous plot line.

That said, it’s kind of fun to watch and just bathe in its suck, particularly the way in which the big swelling dramatic music highlights the fact that nothing is really happening at all. It’s kind of surreal:

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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