Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix spark chemistry in film trailer

06 Oct 2014 11:46

Back to list of posts

Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix were thrown into a Ring Of Fire playing Johnny Cash and June Carter in 2005's Walk The Line.
Now almost a decade later, Reese and Joaquin are back together starring in the quirky '70s-era crime-drama Inherent Vice.
As Larry 'Doc' Sportello, the 39-year-old Phoenix looks worse for wear with unruly hair and sloppy sideburns.
Reese, 38, plays a prim blonde secretary named Penny who gives him the stern look over when he bursts into her office unannounced.
She immediately quizzes him with an 'Are you all right?'
'Are you?' he replies sardonically.
Reese and Joaquin share an 'a-ha' moment once again, and the chemistry they shared in Walk The Line is still there burning brightly.
They join an all-star cast featuring Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Eric Roberts, Michael K. Williams, and Martin Short.
The trailer begins with a high-pitched girl's voice describing in voiceover a plot even a sober detective would find hard to follow.
It begins: 'If it's a quiet night out at the beach and your ex old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire landlady and developer boyfriend and his wife and her boyfriend in a plot of kidnap the billionaire and throw him in the loony bin… maybe you should just look the other way.'
'But if you're Doc, it may all start to get a little peculiar,' the girl's high-pitched voiceover continues.
Doc takes the case and is seen meandering across the street towards the police station where a bunch of uniformed police bump him over to the curb.
He's looking a trifle washed up and weary as he begins his search for Michael 'Mickey' Wolfmann (Eric Roberts).
'Do you have a spare picture I could borrow?' Doc asks one of Wolfmann's acquaintances, and then screams when he's shown the picture.
Doc has run-ins with a cop named Bigfoot Bjornsen (Josh Brolin) who doesn't like hippies and doesn't like Doc.
Phoenix's character finds himself in some unusual predicaments, like getting shot at in a dingy stairwell.
'Doc may not be a do-gooder but he's done some good - good luck Doc,' the voiceover continues.
The movie - which will screen during New York Film Festival on October 4 and hit US theatres on December 12 - is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson from the book by Thomas Pynchon


Comments: 0

Add a New Comment

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License