A new trailer for writer-director Sarah Polley’s romantic drama Take This Waltz has gone online. Michelle Williams stars as a woman who’s married to a good-natured cookbook author (Seth Rogen) but then she finds herself attracted to a handsome artist (Luke Kirby). The movie actually looks really, really good, with Williams, Rogen and Kirby promising some strong performances. I was fearful that the film would come off as too “indie”-feeling for its own good, but Polley seems to have captured the perfect tone for her second feature as a director. Though the trailer has many moments of levity, the troubled conscience of Williams and issues of morality appear to play a big part in the film. Polley’s directorial debut, Away from Her, earned the actress/writer/director an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Sarah Silverman. Take This Waltz opens in limited release on June 29th.
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Here’s the synopsis for Take This Waltz:
When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou, a celebrated cookbook writer.
When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Margot finally gives in to desire and in doing so, discovers some unsettling truths about herself. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through the familiar but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves.