Sunday, July 13, 2008

And the award for MOST FABULOUS CAST goes to...

...Elegy, directed by Isabel Coixet (she did the "Bastille" segment of last year's blissfully romantic Paris Je T'aime). You know that feeling you get when you hear about a new film coming out and the talent involved makes you wonder if they made it just for you? Elegy is the latest example of that feeling bubbling up inside Your Movie Buddy. Just take a look at this lineup:

Okay, so I can't account for the random inclusion of Dennis Hopper. But Kingsley, Clarkson and Sarsgaard are three of my favorite actors in the business and ever since Volver, Cruz's Hollywood cred has been increasingly gaining strength (look out for Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona in August - she's reportedly stellar).

Still, a golden cast doesn't always equal a golden result (see last year's Evening...or acually, don't). And the trailer below looks a little generic to me. But put this many great performers in the same room, and I get giddy. I'd love to see this movie perform well, and perhaps put Coixet on the short list of female filmmakers to watch (you know we just don't have enough - Sofia Coppola is mighty lonely). Take a peek. What do you think?:

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