Must Watch: Trailer for Sundance Gem The Go-Getter!
by Alex Billington
May 22, 2008
The very first and only trailer for the indie gem The Go-Getter has finally been discovered. This great little indie film debuted at Sundance in 2007 more than a year ago and is just now hitting theaters this summer. The Go-Getter is a roadtrip movie starring Lou Taylor Pucci as a teen who steals a car and drives down from Oregon to Mexico, stopping in Reno, Nevada and numerous other places. Zooey Deschanel plays the girl he stole the car from whom he stars up a relationship with over the phone. This is easily one of the best indie movies I've ever seen and deserves just a few hours of your time. If had to make a comparison, I'd say this film feels a lot like Into the Wild, but is by and far way better than Into the Wild by miles. Give it a chance and check out the trailer.
I gave the film 8.5 stars when I saw it back at Sundance more than 16 months ago. At the end of the fest, I ranked as the third best of the fest, saying it was "the one movie I keep thinking of when I remember Sundance." Here is another excerpt from my review: "On top of the story, The Go-Getter has an amazingly well-defined gritty visual style, some of the best cinematography in any film at Sundance. The Go-Getter is just an awkward love story that somehow works out, but is something I can find myself watching over and over again." Do you need any more convincing?
Watch the trailer for The Go-Getter:
The Go-Getter is both written and directed by newcomer Martin Hynes, best known for playing George Lucas in the short film George Lucas in Love. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January of 2007 and is just now being released by Peace Arch Entertainment. The Go-Getter hits theaters in New York City only starting on June 6th. Please give this indie film a chance and go see it!
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
I love that M. Ward song towards the end of the trailer, and I love Zooey Deschanel. This looks fantastic.
Gordon on May 22, 2008
A spoiler warning would have been nice
Andrew Wickliffe on May 22, 2008
looks good. 🙂
egghub on May 22, 2008
@Andrew Wickliffe - What spoiler? Nothing in Alex's description of the movie would you have not learned from the trailer. Now, if you clicked on his "8.5 stars" and "review" links and read about the movie that's your fault. Movie reviews always include additional info about movies.
Nunya on May 22, 2008
warning - spoilers in the linked review. how's that?
kenrick on May 22, 2008
looks good, apparently his brother isnt well liked, and this kids getting action from two(maybe three with maura tierney) beautiful actresses
harrison on May 22, 2008
looks great...but that poster is hideous!
Jeff Warner on May 22, 2008
I'm a huge fan of Montgomery Ward, and it's good to see they are branching out into the music business. Always good to see Bill Duke in a movie.
The Brain on May 22, 2008
I'm so happy this movie fnally got released after hearing all the great reviews it got at Sundance. What I'm NOT happy about is the limited release. I know why it is how it is, I'm just beyond irritated every time I hear "Limited showing in NY and LA only". What about the rest of us! Hopefuly it makes jilions of dollars and We all get to see it soon.
Todd on May 22, 2008
i hope to go see this when it hits LA. the trailer was pretty nice. but i'm going for the story and Zooey. haha.
craziemutant on May 22, 2008
I like this dude, I mean 50 pills was interesting, and when he was in Southland Tales as the wanna be, he was good. And I liked into the wild, so if this is better i'll watch it.
Xerxex on May 22, 2008
Fucking Sundance. I couldn't stand the "we're all on a journey" crap in the way it way presented.
Josh Rowe on May 23, 2008
Ryan on May 23, 2008
When was this made. In the poster Zooey looks alot younger. Looks interesting but better than Into the Wild? I will wait and see.
Heckle on May 23, 2008
Again with the cliche cartoony font for an Indie title
Jason Ip on May 23, 2008
Boy, what I'd give to be Lou Taylor Pucci right now.
Andrew on May 23, 2008
I watched this movie last year in the Saugatuck (michigan) Film Festival and it was/is amazing. I have been waiting and waiting for this movie to come out.
Kyle A. K. on May 23, 2008
Definitely see it! I think the Waterfront Film Festival was its actual premiere, when I saw it and it blew me away. It is well worth catching as soon as you can.
Kyle A. K. on May 25, 2008
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