Worth Watching - Feb 18: The Visitor Trailer
The Visitor is an indie film from Thomas McCarthy that debuted at Sundance this year. It stars Richard Jenkins as Walter Vale who returns to his apartment in New York to find two squatters living in his place. At first thought that sounds a bit scary, but as you'll see with the trailer, he becomes friends with these two people because they aren't citizens and they're trying to make a life in America. This actually looks a lot better than I was expecting just from the plot synopsis I read. By the end of the trailer I was nearly tearing up and I really hope this has a happy ending.
The film currently has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with five reviews submitted. Scott Weinberg from Cinematical raves that this is "a damn fine film with a good heart and some really excellent performances." His last line captures perfectly what The Visitor seems like it will be: "The result is a movie with a message, sure, but it works even better as a touching look at a lonely man who finds some warmth, friendship and affection in the most unexpected of places: His own forgotten apartment."
Watch the trailer for The Visitor:
The Visitor is both written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, who wrote and directed The Station Agent from 2003. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is being distributed by Overture Films. It's currently set to open in limited theaters starting on April 11th.