Watch: Magnolia Debuts James Gray's 'Two Lovers' Trailer

December 29, 2008
Source: Hulu

Joaquin Phoenix - Two Lovers Trailer

Back in October, Joaquin Phoenix said that he was supposedly leaving acting to pursue a career in music. The last film that he had completed was James Gray's Two Lovers. Magnolia Pictures has debuted the trailer for Two Lovers today on Hulu (gotta love that site). The film is a Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor (Joaquin Phoenix) torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry (Vinessa Shaw) and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor (Gwyneth Paltrow). This looks like a solid independent drama that would fit well at a film festival, but doesn't seem like anything too memorable.

Jeffrey Wells states in his review that Two Lovers "is a very decent…no, better-than-decent blue-collar drama from director-writer James Gray. It plays in the vein of Paddy Chayefsky's Marty, and has very fine performances from the entire cast." I haven't heard much else, which could mean both good or bad things.

Watch the official trailer for James Gray's Two Lovers from YouTube:

Two Lovers is both written and directed by James Gray, the writer/director of Little Odessa, The Yards, and We Own the Night previously. The screenplay was also co-written by Ric Menello, of Tougher Than Leather and Drop Dead Rock previously. This film actually first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and it also eventually played at the London Film Festival and at AFI Fest. Magnolia Pictures will be debuting James Gray's Two Lovers in limited theaters starting on February 13th early next year.

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You may be the only one still taking Phoenix's "retirement" seriously. It's pretty much accepted by now that the whole thing is a hoax. Casey Affleck is said to be making a mockumentary, and recently shot Phoenix rapping in a club.

Colin on Dec 29, 2008


only for US, i just love this hulu s**t

mike on Dec 29, 2008


Before anyone jumps down my throat, Alex edited the story to reflect what I passed on...

Colin on Dec 29, 2008


'doesn't seem like anything too memorable' s'too bad cuz it's his last film (well, supposedly)

Jaf on Dec 29, 2008


Is it just me or isn't this the same trailer that came out 3 months ago. I couldn't spot any differences.

Niko on Dec 29, 2008


Are you kidding me ? That is no news... "Two lovers" has been released here in France in november, so I guess you could have found a lot of trailers 3 months ago or more... On this page, you have some trailers and bits (the videos are in the section named "15 vidéos disponibles" and the videos in english are those with "anglais sous-titré" under them) :

brou on Dec 30, 2008


lol only for US. well F**K YOU hulu sh*t

Phizik on Dec 31, 2008


I'm getting to the point where even if Hulu came to Canada i just might spurn them out of spite.

FoxRings on Dec 31, 2008


Phoenix, if that is your real name, who really f#cking cares about you, you dried up piece of white dog shit

swingarm on Dec 31, 2008


This loooked awful!

Ryan on Dec 31, 2008


fuck that hulu shit, im not from the us

Not You on Jan 1, 2009


Forget HULU...YOUTUBE has all versions of this trailer! Boycott HULU!!!

Markmos on Jan 1, 2009


The basic plot feels like it's been done before, but the details make it feel like something I've never seen before, and I want to see the whole thing! It does seem a bit unexciting, though, Maybe if there was some dark comedy in it....

Maria on Jan 4, 2009


I just love the acter and actress, but this is only for US.

Joanna Spilioti on Jun 28, 2009

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