Domestic Trailer for BEL AMI Starring Robert Pattinson

     April 3, 2012


The domestic trailer for the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1886 novel Bel Ami has gone online.  The film stars Robert Pattinson as an ambitious young journalist who works his way up the social and professional ranks through a series of affairs with influential women.  The trailer basically highlights Pattinson getting his seduction on, then tries to shoehorn in a bit about his character being redeemable.   Call me crazy, but I don’t really find the tale of a liar wooing a bevy of women to be that interesting.  I’m sure Pattinson’s fans will get a kick out of watching his bedroom eyes for two hours, but I’m eager to see the actor stretch his dramatic chops on a project that isn’t focused entirely on sex (or the lack thereof).

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm MeaneyBel Ami will be available VOD on May 4th and opens in theaters on June 8th.

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Here’s the synopsis for Bel Ami:

BEL AMI is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.


  • ashley

    Can’t wait for this movie. Rob is picking bold moves in his roles, and this sure is one of them. You can tell just by the trailer that he is going to be phenomenal.

  • nikola6

    Okay, you’re crazy.
    He’s comes to fame for portraying the world’s oldest virgin and is mocked for it. Then he takes on two more roles (RM, WFE) in which he does engage in sex, but not graphically so and is criticized for not sexing it up enough. Now this year he’s about to hump his way through two R rated films (and it’s even gonna get ramped up a bit in the finale of Twilight with vampy Bella and rip raring to go Edward) and this isn’t what you want either? What do you want from this guy? Oh silly me. You want him blowing things up and killing people (relax, Cronenberg’s on his way). But what you obviously don’t want, is him having sex onscreen. Oh, I’m so sorry. As one of the sexiest men in the world (and you don’t get to be the judge of that because you’re a man), Rob Pattinson is going to have sex in the movies. Lots of it. For years to come. It’s what leading men do. It’s part of what makes them movie stars in the first place…women want to go to bed with them. And since we can’t, the closest we can get is watching him go to bed with someone else. Just like men wanting to “watch” the actressess they’re hard for. Same damn thing.

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  • iloverob

    Adam Chitwood you are a…..never mind!!! soo looking forward to see #Robert Pattinson in HIs movie BelAmi and all his future movies to come.Go Rob ur the MAN!!!

  • moviefan

    Directors capitalize on Pattinson’s good looks, however he has done films w/o sex scenes, or minimal sex scenes. Check out How To Be and Remember Me. As for Bel Ami, this was a way to get ahead when you had nothing else.

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