Trailer Review: A Most Violent Year

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This film is about an immigrant who moves to New York in 1981, statistically one of the city’s most violent years, and tries to provide for his family by taking advantage of the rampant corruption. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain and is directed by J. C. Chandor. I like this trailer. I find it very intriguing and I like that not too much is revealed in it. Most trailers give away the entire film these days. This one, fortunately, does not. I’m not a huge Jessica Chastain fan, I don’t find her particularly amazing. If anything I think she’s kind of boring and the way everyone seems to fawn over her just turns me off. But anyways, I’ll give her another chance when I see this film. I found her to be one of the most interesting aspects of this trailer. Will she be the typical housewife like Lorraine Bracco’s character in Goodfellas? Or will she push her husband to go to extremes? The trailer as a whole reminds me of Goodfellas for some reason. Maybe because it’s set in the 80s, but it’s also the same kind of tale of decent into corruption. Although Goodfellas had a lot of humor to it as well whereas this seems very serious. Which isn’t necessarily a good thing. Anyways, the film comes out December 31, 2014 and I’m intrigued enough that I might actually drag myself to the theater to see it.

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