June 30, 2015 at 9:02 am #189292
I totally LOVE the original. This looks like it will be interesting. Ejiofor looks great, Roberts seems solid, Kidman was there. I’m excited. Seeing that one shot of the stadium brought back the memory of the same scene in the original, and I honestly hope they film it the same way. That scene was incredible, intense and inspired. I don’t know if it will have much awards success, but I will definitely be seeing it in the theatre.June 30, 2015 at 10:55 am #189293
It should lose points for being an English remake of a recent film. That’s tacky.June 30, 2015 at 10:55 am #189294
It should lose points for being an English remake of a recent film. That’s tacky.June 30, 2015 at 11:40 am #189295
Roberts would be earning her fifth nomination
Kidman her fourth nomination
And Ejiofor his secondJune 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm #189296
The original was good, with well-drawn characters and an interesting plotline, but I much preferred “The White Ribbon” of the five Oscar nominees. I don’t see the remake causing any great shakes come awards time.June 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm #189297
This looks great for Roberts, but it doesn’t look that amazing. That release date doesn’t inspire much either.
I don’t remember that original storyline that well, but I know it was very different from this “remake”.
As for the stadium scene, I can understand why they would bother with it, but common, nothing beats the original in that department.June 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm #189298
I don’t know. It seems like a made for TV movie. If it does fare well, then I can imagine Julia Roberts getting some traction. She looks to have the baitiest role of the bunch as she plays the grieving mother while de glamming (no makeup, wearing frumpy clothes). The deglamming tactic worked for Halle Berry, Renee Zellweger, and Charlize Theron, but not so much with Jennifer Aniston. So we’ll see.June 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm #189299
Damn that looks so good. C’mon Julia!June 30, 2015 at 6:49 pm #189300
Really? I’m expecting potential awards material but the trailer is disappointing to me. Looks hollywoofied af. Almost like a low profile autumn thriller. I don’t know. If you going to remake some recent foreign film the least you can do is have a valid reason to remake it in first place; hope I’m wrong and this doesn’t turn out an impersonal dumbed excuse to skip subtitles.
It’s just the trailer though. Hopefully a bad first impression.June 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm #189301
Yeah, I’m not really expecting too much out of this, awards-wise. It really gives the feeling of a typical “let’s sand out the edges to make it palatable for US audiences” sort of thing.
Then again, Billy Ray does have a pretty good track record, at least as far as critical reception goes, so I can wait and see how it turns out. If it’s half as good as Shattered Glass, I’ll probably be happy.July 1, 2015 at 1:20 am #189302
I always saw Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman as polar opposites so it will be interesting to see how their different personalities and acting styles will clash on-screen. Nicole’s role look one-note but still let’s hope she will break her unfortunate streak she experiences since “Paperboy”. From the trailer it looks like Julia gets more gritty than ever, interesting direction after “August. Osage County”. And good for Chiwetel Eijofor for being in that company and landing himself great roles.July 2, 2015 at 6:32 am #189303
I haven’t seen the original one and I don’t know the story at all.
But I bet that even if the trailer looks like a Roberts’ show, Kidman’s role has to be a key role.
No way she signed simply to support Julia Roberts.July 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm #189304
Haven’t seen the original, but this looks just like a thriller, and the kind that wont get anywhere near the awards race…
Looks fun though…