Stand Up Guys trailer looks fantastic
I've just watched the trailer for Stand Up Guys and I'm finding that I've fallen in love with it already, I want to see it now, right now. I'm sure once you see it you'll feel the same way.
The trailer makes the film feel as though there are a number of different levels to the film and that it really is going to focus on the key characters and their relationships and deliver some dramatic and emotionally strong performances. This looks really good.
Stand Up Guys features Al Pacino as a con man who has just come out of prison after a long stretch and is met by his old partner in crime played by Christopher Walken. They reminisce about the old days but Walken's character has been given the task of completing a hit on his old friend and he has a deadline by which to complete it, in the meantime they're going to have as much fun as possible.
It also stars Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Vanessa Ferlito and Mark Margolis and it's directed by Fisher Stevens, yes I still think of him from Short Circuit, however judging by this trailer I've seriously missed out.
Here's the official blurb for the film:
Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch. Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well - bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they've missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he's been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
I love the fact that there's the dramatic tension about the impending hit, that there's plenty of laughs in there and the comedy feels very real for the situation they are in, that Pacino and Wlaken seem to be playing it down and that inner turmoil shot we see with Walken and his gun, I'm hoping for really good things here.