The first trailer for Rob Reiner’s new comedy And So It Goes is now available. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I’m not the film’s target demographic, so perhaps that’s why the humor just didn’t work for me in this first look. It stars Michael Douglas as Oren Little, a stubborn and obnoxious man of wealth and means who is looking to offload one last real estate deal before retiring in peace. Those plans are derailed when his estranged son drops by and asks him to take care of Little’s nine-year-old granddaughter (Sterling Jerins). While Douglas can certainly pull off a lovable grouch, the real hook for me is that this film marks the first time that he and Diane Keaton, who plays his good-hearted neighbor/love interest, have worked together on screen. Quite the achievement there if nothing else.
The movie opens July 11th. Hit the jump to watch the first And So It Goes trailer and check out the film’s synopsis and poster.
Watch the first And So It Goes trailer below, followed by the poster and synopsis.
There are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little (Michael Douglas), and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet — until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned nine-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor Leah (Diane Keaton) and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart – to his family, to Leah, and to life itself – in this uplifting comedy from acclaimed director Rob Reiner.