Friday, February 19, 2010

Trailer Review: My Own Love Song

Release Date: September 24, 2010

Website: IMDB page

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima, Nick Nolte

My Review: Remember when watching The Last King of Scotland and Bridget Jones’s Diary how you thought to yourself, “Golly, when are Forest Whitaker and Renée Zellweger going to get together for a movie”? Well, that wishful thinking has finally become a reality as these two crazy kids are starring together in the drama, My Own Love Song.

The extended international trailer gives almost five whole minutes of footage, but that’s still not enough for me to piece together what exactly is happening in this movie. They’re in the south, and Zellweger is a survivor of a car accident that killed her husband and left her paralyzed from the waist-down. Whitaker is apparently her friend, as he helps her get around in her wheelchair, but they seem to bicker a lot.

Then they head out on the road and Whitaker confronts her with a letter he found from her 10-year-old son who she abandoned, asking her to come see him. While on the road, they pick up a young woman who is searching for her husband. And Zellweger is apparently a country singer of some sort. And Whitaker might be a fugitive. And how this all fits together in one cohesive story is anyone’s guess.

Would I Pay For It?: No. It’s doubtful that I’ll even rent it. But I might rewatch The Last King of Scotland and Bridget Jones’s Diary one day. So, you know, there's that at least...

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