There’s so much about this trailer that aggravates me. Phrases like “a love struggling for a future,” clear attempts to play at heartstrings, cloyingly sentimental messages, plucky young girls teaching life lessons, blah blah fucking blah.
And yet … I gaurantee I’ll see Udayan Prasad’s The Yellow Handkerchief, for a few reasons:
1) William Hurt looks like he’s probably acting his ass off, and if you’ve seen films like Kiss of the Spider Woman, you know that that is some serious talent. Throw in Maria Bello, and can I get a hell yeah?
2) The cinematography looks gorgeous.
3) I dig the understated music.
4) Kristen Stewart. Yes, Bella Swan herself. I firmly believe that Stewart is actually a very good actress — I got my first inkling when I watched her in Adventureland, and she looks like she’s breaking out even more here. It’s good to see that she’s not being completely overwhelmed with the Twilight saga and is squeezing in other movies, because if Twilight was all she had, she’d be fucked in terms of garnering any respect. But this, and her Joan Jett biopic, should put get her some quality post-Twilight projects.
Anyway, just shut up and watch the trailer: