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Watching Trailers With The Sound Off: 'And So It Goes'

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | May 12, 2014 |

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | May 12, 2014 |

I find that watching trailers generally makes me less likely to watch the advertised movie. This isn’t always the case, but when trailers show all of the funny bits and spell out the entire movie plot from start to finish, I’m over it. Instead of skipping trailers entirely, I’ve decided to watch trailers without the sound on and use my experience with years of trailer watching to guess the plot.

Today I have chosen And So It Goes, starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Feel free to watch the trailer with the sound on before reading my synopsis.

Michael Douglas is an old dude with feelings that he likes to feel when alone in his sweet convertible. He drives out to a house where people are also staying and immediately begins acting like a dick to everyone and holding his martini glass like he’s trying out for a role in Too Wong Foo 2, Thanks For Everything, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Diane Keaton thinks Michael Douglas is an insufferable prick. They’re totally gonna fall in elderly love together, you guys. They have Interactions where they tell each other why they suck and exchange what passes for witty banter in movies like this. It’s all very tedious.

You throw a precocious kid into the mix and you’ve got yourselves a terrible movie about an old asshole learning to care about people other than himself again.

Also, that house is like a condo or townhouse or something. How close am I?

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.