It’s not a film I’m keeping a whole bunch of tabs on, but I was, regardless, a smidge disappointed when the Berlinale reviews for Jayne Mansfield’s Car were a bit all over the place. Blame this reaction on my fondness for Billy Bob Thornton, a desire to see some more old-fashioned dramas, or the allure of its terrific cast — John Hurt, Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, and even Tippi Hedren are some of the names collected — but, whatever the case, the news was something of a bummer.
Twitter account Le Blog Du Cinéma (via ThePlaylist) have unveiled our first-in motion look at Thornton‘s newest trip behind the camera and, watching this international trailer, I’m starting to put a little more stock in those positive reviews. What’s here isn’t blood-pumping or eye-opening, but the film looks like a funny, well-balanced, well-composed trip back to the southern ’60s, and its listed lineup seems to mesh well together. Perhaps the final result ends up being the messy mix of genres some have indicated; what’s here still looks impressive to yours truly.
Watch the trailer below:
Jayne Mansfield’s Car currently has no U.S. release set.
Does this first trailer give a positive impression of Jayne Mansfield’s Car?
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