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The Letter trailer shows Ryder's best work

WinonaRyder.jpgWow. What's happened to Winona Ryder? As an actress I mean. Watching this trailer for The Letter I struggle with the quality of the acting but then I always have with her performances, I don't think I've ever watched one where I was convinced of her as a character rather than the forced way she delivers her lines.

No, I'm not a Ryder fan and this trailer does nothing to convince me otherwise. However it's another surprising trailer because this one also stars James Franco.

Yet to look at the trailer for The Letter you'd be forgiven for thinking that the film carries next to no budget and was shot very cheaply, so how come it has Winona Ryder and more impressively James Franco?

The film comes from writer and director Jay Anania who has delivered a few other films with surprisingly strong cast members but none that I've seen. Here's the blurb for The Letter:

A playwright Martine (Winona Ryder) who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.

Now that is interesting, and it does sound like the psychological aspect of the story could deliver something interesting, however the trailer doesn't reflect the strength of the cast or the blurb. Here it is through TrailerAddict:

Well what do you think? Do you like the trailer? Do you disagree that Winona Ryder isn't the great actress so many think she is or was?



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