When the marketing plan for a movie that stars Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, and Diane Kruger decides to release its first domestic trailer late Friday afternoon, you know something’s up. The fact that Gabriele Muccino’s drama Fathers & Daughters doesn’t yet have a domestic release date should be a second red flag. I’m hoping that the cut of this first trailer is just a rough version of what will ultimately be released: the music balance is all off, the chosen reaction scenes are cringe-worthy, and the emotions are practically forced down your throat. (You will feel something, dammit!) Maybe I’m being too harsh. Take a look for yourselves and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Check out the trailer for Fathers and Daughters below, followed by the film’s synopsis and poster via Voltage Pictures:
Here’s the official synopsis for Fathers and Daughters:
Jake Davis (Russell Crowe), a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his wife, he struggles with the daily routine of raising a child compounded by his overbearing relatives intent on taking her away from him. As the narrative weaves back and forth between the 1980s, and present day, we come to learn how 30-year-old Katie (Amanda Seyfried) battles the demons that stemmed from her troubled childhood and simultaneously watch how Jake fights to hold on to the thing he loves most – his daughter, at the cost of his fortune, sanity, and ultimately even his own life. This beautiful performance-driven-piece reads thematically as such American classics: American Beauty and The Pursuit of Happyness – both unforgotten and inspiring.