Based on the on the novel by Maria Semple, the film Where’d You Go Bernadette finds Cate Blanchett ready to flee to Antarctica to start her life’s second act in director Richard Linklater‘s latest. The film, stocked with an outstanding cast, feels like it has a little bit of Eat, Pray, Love to it as Blanchett’s role as a wife and mother seems to have left her drained and exhausted creatively, and the only answer is to depart across the world to fix it. There’s definitely a hefty dose of wish-fulfillment here as well as a host of ultra-privileged options for her Seattle-based character. But the book is a runaway hit and I’ll also pretty much watch anything Blanchett and Linklater do so, here we are!
Check out the Where’d You Go Bernadette trailer below, along with new images and a poster. Written by Linklater, Holly Gent, and Vince Palmo, the film also stars Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, and Laurence Fishburne. Where’d You Go Bernadette opens in theaters on August 16, 2019.
Here’s the official synopsis for Where’d You Go Bernadette:
WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is based on the runaway bestseller about Bernadette Fox, a Seattle woman who had it all – a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.