After a lackluster reception at Toronto International Film Festival last year, The Weinsten Company picked up Abe Sylvia‘s comedy/drama and as they are known to do, have drastically re-edited the film for a debut this summer. It is reported that they’ve “broadened the appeal” and it can certainly be see in just this trailer marketing.
Juno Temple leads the cast, the Atonement actress that will also appear in The Dark Knight Rises. She is joined by Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, and Jeremy Dozier. It looks like a rehash of many other coming-of-age films, but I may check it out eventually for Temple’s performance. See it below via Apple.
“Dirty Girl” is the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987. When Danielle’s misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), an innocent closet-case with no friends. Danielle is determined to get to California to find the father she’s never met, and Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad. Together, the mismatched misfits light out for California, and discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.
Dirty Girl hits theaters August 5th, 2011 in limited release.
What do you think of the trailer?
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