Official Trailer for Jesse Eisenberg Drug Drama Holy Rollers
First Independent Pictures has debuted the official trailer for Kevin Asch's Holy Rollers starring Justin Bartha and Jesse Eisenberg as two Hasidic Jews who helped bring millions of ecstasy pills in from Europe. As good as this trailer may look, this is not a good film, as I saw it at Sundance and it's pretty boring. I was expecting a comedy going in, but it was a straight drama with no direction, and it's all over the place with its story. Sadly, Holy Rollers is one of those Sundance films you don't want to admit you saw because it was so bad. I'm featuring this anyway in case a few of you are interested, but I don't suggest seeing this in theaters.
Watch the official trailer for Kevin Asch's Holy Rollers:
In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israel drug cartel. This also features Ari Graynor, Jason Fuchs and rapper Q-Tip.
Holy Rollers is directed by aspiring first-time feature filmmaker Kevin Asch of only the comedy short film Characters from 2005 previously. The screenplay was written by Antonio Macia, of only the drama Anne B. Real previously. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was later bought by the micro-indie company First Independent Pictures for US distribution. They are bringing Holy Rollers to limited theaters starting on May 21st this summer, with an expansion planned, but I doubt it'll pick up.
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
Yeah, I loved it at Sundance. Thought it was great.
notes on Apr 9, 2010
saw it at sundance...it's meh... i wouldn't suggest seeing it in theatres either.
eric on Apr 9, 2010
Did I see Donald Sutherland in there?
Ben on Apr 9, 2010
Q-tip from Tribe Called Quest? Damn he must desperate.
Crapola on Apr 9, 2010
Is there really a rapper names Q-Tip? I'd like to see how Bartha and Eisenberg do paired together, I'll rent it for sure...no wait Blockbuster and Hollywood Video are closed in my part of the good ole U.S. so I'll stream it.
Xerxex on Apr 9, 2010
what kinda name is Q-Tip??? weak sauce like this movie 😛
DaftPUNKFAN on Apr 9, 2010
Q-tip has done a few movies. He was never a favorite rapper of mine. (too postive) The movie doesnt sound too good, I remember watching a documentary on this Amish/Drug thing a few years ago. I'll wait til Encore gets it.
Finer Things Club on Apr 10, 2010
xerxex, i can't believe you don't use netflix?! and #7.........what's wrong with rap being positive? on topic: this doesn't look terrible. i'll see it on dvd for sure.
beavis on Apr 10, 2010
I'll give it a look but it will be next year before Australia gets a DVD release.
DiR3cT on Apr 10, 2010
Why is Jesse Eisenberg always paired up with a girl WAYYYY out of his league??? I mean Kristen Stewart in Adventureland, Emma Stone in Zombieland, and now this girl in this movie. The guy's really weird looking, and when he's paired with a regualtion hottie in a movie it makes the story less-believable. It's perplexing to me.
Aaron on Apr 10, 2010
BTW, the trailer actually looks pretty good. Based on what Alex said about the film, I thought it would suck, but the trailer actually got me a little interested in the movie. I still might wait until it comes out on DVD, I'm not sure yet.
Aaron on Apr 10, 2010
@11 well in Zombieland, there are slim pickings in men and women so that could be believable and in this movie, she's a druggy and actually the "girlfriend" of the boss but fools around with him...I think it works im this movie....but I haven't seen Adventureland so I don't know about that.
eric on Apr 10, 2010
beavis I know! I just haven't moved up yet!
Xerxex on Apr 10, 2010
Yeah Finer Things Club, what's wrong with rap being positive?
Crapola on Apr 10, 2010
This limp noodle of an actor ruined Zombieland. I can't imagine seeing another movie with him in a lead role.
YK on Apr 11, 2010
i saw this at the philly film fest last night. very, very disappointing. not worth the price of admission at all.
MFer on Apr 11, 2010
Does any one know the name of that techno song playing at the end of the trailer?
awesome on Apr 11, 2010
I may accidentally watch it on cable.
arjones on Apr 12, 2010
# 17 The songs called: "dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun err dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dundundundundundundundundundun er er er er er er ER ER ER ER ER ER der der der der derrr" It's very popular.
floppytall on Apr 12, 2010
This trailer looks as boring as you describe the movie to be.
Yaniv on Apr 12, 2010
The trailer looks good, doesn't look like a bad movie, still you have seen it so.. anyways I'll wait for the dvd.
Voice123 - Trailer Voice Over on Apr 15, 2010
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