IFC Films has released The D Train trailer online. The indie dramedy stars Jack Black as a desperate man trying to organize a high school reunion who courts a former classmate (James Marsden) in the hopes that his celebrity may be enough to draw in other alums.
For a film that stars Jack Black and James Marsden as well as Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor, the premise is remarkably low stakes even though the film presents its premise as outrageous. However, in his review from Sundance, our critic Ruffus said the film’s “dry comedic tone allows for a variety of subject matters from sexuality and success, to the “every man’s” desire to make their dreams come true, and failing on the way.” So perhaps this trailer has really smoothed off the edges to present what could easily be an episode of Modern Family.
Check out The D Train trailer and poster below. The film opens May 8th and also stars Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer, Henry Zebrowski, and Russell Posner.
Trailer via IFC Films.
Here’s the official synopsis for The D Train:
All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden’s most intoxicating performances to date, D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular?