Exclusive Media has released a new trailer and poster for director Anne Fontaine’s (Coco Before Chanel) drama Adore (previously titled Two Mothers). The film stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright as two lifelong friends who unexpectedly fall in love with each other’s sons, and must deal with the ramifications of their actions as their respective relationships progress over an extended period of time. I caught the pic at Sundance (read my full review here) and it elicited a number of uncomfortable laughs from the audience. Despite the fact that the film actually provides a few fascinating insights into relationships and love, it’s impossible to get over the fact that the plot is basically “Motherlover” expanded into a feature film. Watts and Wright give strong performances, especially the latter, but this is indeed a peculiar pic.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, and Ben Mendelsohn. Adore opens in theaters and will be available on iTunes on September 6th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Adore:
Naomi Watts and Robin Wright deliver riveting performances in ADORE, a sensual and provocative drama about two lifelong friends who find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. An unpredictable tale of misguided love and a heartfelt celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship, ADORE is the English-speaking directorial debut of Anne Fontaine. Set in an Australian seaside town, ADORE establishes an aura of fable as it follows two women’s plunge into uncharted waters. Watts and Wright fearlessly engage with the physical and psychological components of the story, capturing the complex emotions and powerful desires driving their characters. Strong performances from Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville complement Watts and Wright. ADORE radiates with intoxicating sensuality while exploring the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.