Must Watch: Trailer for Our SXSW Fave The Promotion

May 8, 2008
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The Promotion Trailer

The first trailer for Steve Conrad's indie gem The Promotion has arrived. Both Ken and I saw this at the SXSW Film Festival in March and loved it! It is easily one of the funniest movies of the year that you won't forget by the end of the day and is destined to become a cult classic. Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly star as two assistant managers at a corporate grocery store both battling for the same job - the manager of a new grocery store soon to be opened. This two hit it off perfectly as competitive businessmen and they rival the chemistry of Peter Gibbons and Bill Lumbergh in Office Space. There is so much good humor in this that I can't stress enough how important it is you watch this trailer!

You can check out Ken's 8 out of 10 review, where he says that the film has "a great mix of drama and comedy that led to a final feel good moment at the end." I know I loved it and I hope enough of people make an effort to go check it out this summer - I guarantee you won't be let down!

Watch the first trailer for The Promotion:

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The Promotion is both written and directed by screenwriter Steve Conrad, who wrote The Weather Man and The Pursuit of Happyness, and is making his directorial debut. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March and is being distributed by The Weinstein Company's Third Rail Releasing. The Promotion currently arrives in theaters on June 6th this summer. The poster is featured below.

The Promotion Poster

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John C. Reilly is so great. I'll see anything he's in.

Matt on May 8, 2008


Feel good offball comedy of the shiz-ear. ...odd... I'm almost starting to develop a degree of respect for Sean William Scott... How the 'eff did THAT happen???

Djo. on May 8, 2008


Clever. Definitley will check this one out.

Ryan on May 8, 2008


agreed. Alex wheres the forums???

Heckle on May 8, 2008


I'll check it out...

silver on May 8, 2008


Just looking at them on the poster makes me laugh.

Stefanovich on May 8, 2008


Two talented and funny guys. I'm there!

Pickle on May 8, 2008


boring looks like another Mr.Woodcock the only thing that was a little amusing was the tap dancing shoes

Shelby on May 9, 2008


I think this looks great. Anything with John C. Reilly gets my attention. I think his transition from a dramatic actor to a comedic actor over the last few years has been astounding. Also, I think Sean Williams Scott can be very effective in the right roles and this one looks up his alley. It plays down the Stiffler dickishness that he seems to get roped into. There's a reason he's the only American Pie alumn with a career!

Tom Brazelton on May 9, 2008


man john c reilys head is fucking big, literally

Jont on May 9, 2008


#8 Shelby - This isn't meant to be a bust a gut comedy. There is a ton of drama and meaningful parts all throughout the film. The comedy is mostly subtle with a few in your face funny moments. Can't wait to see this again! I really, really enjoyed it alot.

Ken Evans on May 9, 2008


would watch it for John C. Reilly thats it...............

SHANE D on May 9, 2008


Ok i'll bite!

JLA Reject on May 9, 2008


I love John C Reilly and the trailer looks good. Hopefully Seann William Scott isnt too annoying in it. Like he usually is in every single movie. He tries to hard to be Ashton Kutcher which I dont understand because...who would want to be Ashton Kutcher?

Bridget on May 10, 2008


this one looks good.

hang on May 12, 2008


loved it,it rocked

Lee on Jun 14, 2008

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