Trailer for THE LONGEST WEEK

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Gravity has unveiled debut trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy film The Longest Week. The movie marks the feature debut of writer-director Peter Glanz and stars Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, Jenny Slate and Billy Crudup.

I have no doubt whatsoever that Jenny Slate’s character will serve as the voice of the audience. Slate’s character Joceyln – who appears towards the end of the trailer – says it all:

“How am I supposed to care about a group of overprivileged affluent types who go gallivanting around without any sort of moral compass?”

Also take a look at Wilde and Batemant: the two star have a romantic fling that runs in parallel with Bateman’s character as he plunges from trust fund baby to the depths of poverty.

I am unpleasantly surprised such a decent cast is in something that seems so forgettable.

The Longest Week opens in theaters and will be available On Demand September 5th.

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As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents’ abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Crudup), and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan’s girlfriend Beatrice (Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far into debt. Now deep into an extensional reflection, will it take losing everything to make Conrad realize what he can truly become?

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