First Trailer for MAIN STREET Starring Colin Firth, Patricia Clarkson, Amber Tamblyn, and Orlando Bloom

     July 22, 2011

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Magnolia has released the first trailer for Main Street, a drama about “the residents of a small Southern city are changed forever by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown.”  It’s worth a watch for Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom trying on Southern accents.  There’s something about the transition from proper English to Southern drawl that sounds unnatural, especially when Bloom is acting opposite Margo Martindale, who owns the homespun phrasing.

I honestly couldn’t get past it, but you can give it a shot after the break.  Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Amber Tamblyn also star.  Main Street premieres on VOD August 5, followed by theatrical release September 9.

Watch in HD over at Apple.

Official synopsis:

From Horton Foote, Oscar winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies, comes MAIN STREET, a moving ensemble drama starring Oscar winner Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom, Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson, Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, and Andrew McCarthy. The lives of the residents of a small Southern city are changed forever by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown.

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