Man alive, you know I dig me some Joseph Gordon-Levitt (SRL Thought: Best child actor turned adult movie star?), but I’m not really feeling the trailer for Uncertainty, a movie that’s flown under the radar (and may have been sitting on a shelf for awhile). It stars JGL and Lynn Collins (Wolverine), the poor woman’s Michelle Monaghan, and even features that tasty, tasty high-hat word Olivia Thirlby.
Unfortunately, an attractive, talented cast and indie pedigree are not always a winning combination — Uncertainty seems to be a victim of its gimmicky premise: “A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge.” In one direction is Eagle Eye and in the other direction, She’s Having a Baby, which is to say: Two bad movies for the price of one.
Maybe it’ll be a pleasant surprise. But the fact that it’s hit three film festivals already, and I haven’t heard of it (despite man crush 2.0) doesn’t bode well: