February 22, 2012


We have three new posters to share with you:

  • Wanderlust – One last poster before the Paul Rudd/Jennifer Aniston comedy hits theaters this Friday, February 24.
  • Starlet – A smoky shot of Dree Hemingway to promote the SXSW premiere.
  • 2 Days in New York – The French one-sheet for Julie Delpy‘s follow-up to 2 Days in Paris; in addition to directing, Delpy stars opposite Chris Rock.

Hit the jump for the posters and more information on each project.


I liked the last collaboration between Rudd and director David Wain, Wanderlust.  The supporting cast is great, too: Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kathryn Hahn, Lauren Ambrose, Jordan Peele, Kerri Kinney.  But there’s nothing about this particular material that draws me in, so I have been eagerly awaiting the first reviews.  They are starting to come in, and thank god, it’s good.


Official synopsis:

George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple.  After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George’s awful brother in Atlanta.

On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things.   Money?  It can’t buy happiness.  Careers?  Who needs them?  Clothes?  Only if you want them.

Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need?  Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?


Dree Hemingway and Besedka Johnson star in Sean Baker‘s drama Starlet, which will have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March.  Baker co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Bergoch about “the peculiar friendship between a 21-year-old girl and an 85-year-old woman in the San Fernando Valley.” Stella Maeve, James Ransone and Karren Karagulian co-star.  Poster via THR:


Official synopsis:

STARLET explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway), and 85 year-old Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey, while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an elderly widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden.

After a confrontation between the two women at Sadie’s yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie’s past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows.

2 Days in New York

2 Days in New York premiered to positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January.  The film will hit French theaters in March.  For us here on the other side of the ocean, Magnolia will release 2 Days in New York on VOD and in North American theaters later this year.  Poster via Allocine:


The synopsis:

Writer/director Julie Delpy follows-up her 2007 comedy 2 Days in Paris with this tale of a happy couple who finds their comfortable relationship put to the test during an tumultuous family visit. Marion (Delpy) and Mingus (Chris Rock) both come from failed relationships. But by bringing their children together, they’ve managed to form a small yet happy family. Tensions in their household soon begin to spike, however, when Marion’s jovial father (Albert Delpy – the director’s real-life father) show up on their doorstep with his randy daughter and her peculiar boyfriend in tow. Later, as the motor-mouthed houseguests shatter every taboo imaginable, the happy couple begins to question their commitment. [MSN]

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