May 22, 2012 at 4:58 am #62542
Looks like The King’s Speech + My Week With Marilyn. The Academy will probably eat this up.
Normally love Linney’s low-key work, but the narration is really annoying.
Murray looks solid and could potentially charm the pants off the Academy.
The Olivias (Williams + Colman) look good. Think the former looks like she could be nominated.
May 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm #62544
Everything in this trailer was a bore with the exception of Bill Murray, who looks like he can breathe awards fire with this vehicle (he’ll have to go up against Day-Lewis and The Master guys though). The rest of this movie just looks like a 100% snorefest.May 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm #62545
Bill Murray looks and sounds awful as FDR..i dont think much of him as an actor
so he will really ahve to prove himself to me..Linney and the other Olivia’s will be
fine ..but this does look extremely light in the vein of My Week With Marilyn. I am
certain there will be academy love in a few categories, but not sure about any winsMay 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm #62546
I thought that actually looked pretty funny. Wouldn’t count against this doing very well with older audiences.May 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm #62547
I adore Bill and my fingers are crossed for him. Best of luck.
George and Elizabeth again. Y’all know I’d go see it just for this.September 1, 2012 at 5:16 am #62548
bump, it premiered yesterday at Telluride
Reactions haven’t been very enthusiastic. Here is Kris Tappley’s review:
Pretty much everyone is saying it’s not that great a movie. Thoughts?September 1, 2012 at 6:47 am #62549
It looks pretty great.
I hate to judge a performance based on a trailer, but Linney does not look like an Oscar winner for me. Sorry.
But as @rocksituation said, the Olivias looks great in this! They both can make it, I guess!September 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm #62550
Reactions on Twitter are mellow. Scott Feinberg says it’s a bore and it’s the Bill Murray show, with Oscar prospects being limited to him.September 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm #62551
and Olivia WilliamsSeptember 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm #62552
This movie has the word “boring” written all over it!September 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm #62553
Yeah. I have to take my comment back about the Oscar chances. The Olivias are out as well as I’m reading the reactions.September 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm #62554
Not sure why, but this film really appeals to me. I saw a trailer awhile back and its charm really upped my anticipation level.September 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm #62555
Me too. I cant remember the last time I was “bored” by a film.September 3, 2012 at 10:57 am #62556
I think that if the film is weak, then it won’t gain many nominations, maybe not even Bill Murray as lead actor as it is highly competitive. Lead actress seems a different story altogether. Wallis is too young, Knightley isn’t appealing, Cotillard, Hunt & Streep ain’t getting another oscar and Linney is loved by the academy, best manifested with her surprise nomination for The Savages, beating Jolie for A mighty heart. Linney could win this, especially since Gatsby being pushed back removes Mulligan from the race. Her biggest threats, though unlikely, come from Won’t Back Down either through Gyllenhaal or Davis, but mainly from Anne Hatheway, should she switch to lead for Les Miserables.September 3, 2012 at 11:48 am #62557
Knightley is earning good (not Pride and Prejudice-level, but better than Atonement) reviews for Anna K, and Cotillard is receiving her best reviews since La Vie en Rose. Linney also sounds like her role is supporting here (reviews say Bill Murray totally owns the film), but we won’t know until we see the film ourselves. In this weak year, Linney could pull off a nomination but a win will be an uphill battle, especially with the notices she is receiving.