The first international trailer for director Anne Fontaine’s (Coco Before Chanel) drama Two Mothers has, fittingly, found its way online on Valentine’s Day. The film stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright as two lifelong friends who unexpectedly fall in love with each other’s sons (yes, it’s basically a feature film adaptation of “Motherlover”). I caught the film at Sundance at it’s a peculiar movie. The story chronicles these two relationships over a number of years and shows the ups and downs that feel universal to any relationship, but it’s hard to forget that you’re watching two middle-aged women cuddle up to boys that they have known since they were babies. It’s not a bad movie, but it did elicit quite a bit of unintentional laughter at its Sundance premiere. You can read my full review right here.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, and Ben Mendelsohn and will hit theaters later this year.
Relationships are complicated. Every person knows this; it is a universal truth. Love can be both the best experience and the worst experience, but it’s incredibly difficult to live your life on this earth unscathed by the scars of loving another person. Of course, a relationship is made a bit more complicated when you fall in love with your best friend’s son, and director Anne Fontaine takes this complication one step further by chronicling the extended love affair of two best friends who fall in love with each other’s sons. Hit the jump for my full review of Two Mothers.
Naomi Watts and Robin Wright will star in The Grandmothers for director Anne Fontaine (Coco Avant Chanel). According to THR, The Grandmothers is “the erotic tale of misguided love”—and stop right there. I think this is a picture for everyone who sees movies when they only know the title (yes, these people exist; you probably know at least one or two of them). Continue, THR: “—a tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship.” Aww. That’s actually kind of sweet. So what’s the actual plot? “The Grandmothers tells the story of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s teenage sons.”
Holy crap. Anne Fontaine is unintentionally turning The Lonely Island’s “Motherlover” into a movie. Hit the jump for more.
While director Anne Fontaine’s “Coco Before Chanel” has already opened in most of the world, the film is finally getting released here in America September 25th. If you can’t tell by the name, the film is about Coco Chanel’s rise in the fashion world and it stars Audrey Tautou as the famous designer. While I haven’t seen the film so I can’t tell you what I thought, it has a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, so a lot of people have enjoyed it. So to help promote the movie, we’ve been given 9 clips (about 12 minutes of the movie) and they’re after the jump. Take a look: