Henry's Crime trailer online
The trailer for Henry's Crime looks rather fun although very understated, a quality that is often missing from Western films these days. Understated maybe, but understaffed, certainly not.
The film is directed by Malcolm Venville who previously directed 44 Inch Chest, one of the writers Sacha Gervasi previously co-wrote The Big Tease and The Terminal, and it stars Keanu Reeves, Vera Farminga, James Caan, Peter Stormare, Judy Greer, Fisher Stevens, oh and Bill Duke.
The big hook here is that a man goes to jail for robbing a bank that he really didn't rob. He's been wrongfully convicted, and it's really true. However when he is freed he decides to rob the very bank he was wrongly convicted of robbing. Get it?
He enlists the help of a fellow convict who has also been released and to complicate matters he's just met a woman who...well here's where the trailer lets the film down a little, for it does all get a little muddled.
It's hard to see where the story is going after that point. The relationship between the Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga characters seems to go well then she ends it, but he's already told her everything in the plan it would seem. Oh and they're acting together on stage. While the James Caan character seems to be dead set in running forward with the robbery and Fisher Stevens arrives with a gun behind the scenes at the play.
Confused? Definitely. I hope though that future trailers are going to be edited a little better than this and deliver a bit more punch. Understated is fine but we do need to get a sense of what the film is about. Right now I'm just thinking amateur heist. Thankfully the blurb over at TrailerAddict gives us a little more:
The trailer for Henry's Crime. After serving three years in prison for a bank robbery he did not commit, an amiable but aimless man decides to rob the bank for real. His plan involves infiltrating a local theatre company, but his scheme gets complicated when he falls for the company's lead actress.
So the key point missing there is that Reeves and Farmiga join the theatre company to get a way into the bank next door, and it looks like the grow closer and closer during their performance while Caan's off breaking through. Now that's a little clearer.
Here's the trailer for Henry's Crime: