Monday, May 24, 2010

Trailer Watch: Love Ranch

Is that a Joe Pesci sighting? That alone makes this film intriguing, and it doesn't hurt to have Helen Mirren in the lead role. Some of you may remember that this was slated for release last year, before being bumped to 2010. I don't know if that hurts or helps this. Taylor Hackford (I could probably make numerous "hack" jokes about his last name in relation to his career, but don't the films speak for themselves?) does have a minor gift for bringing something sincere out of what is really just soap, and that seems like what is going on here. Above all, the casting is interesting. Two great actors coming together in what looks like a fun, if melodramatic picture. Could be an Oscar sleeper if the performances are good.

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