First Trailer for Richard Linklater's Film 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'

December 18, 2018
Source: YouTube

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Trailer

"She didn't just vanish!" Annapurna Pictures has released the fun, first trailer for Richard Linklater's latest film, called Where'd You Go, Bernadette, adapted from Maria Semple's novel of the same name. The film is about a missing woman, as the title hints at. After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering details about her troubled past in the process. Newcomer Emma Nelson stars as Bee, with an impressive ensemble cast including Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, and Laurence Fishburne. This looks like a more mainstream flick from Linklater, with some charm and wit and mystery, of course. I'm not sure what to make of this from this trailer, but I'm still interested because it is Linklater.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Richard Linklater's Where'd You Go, Bernadette, from YouTube:

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Poster

Linklater's Where'd You Go, Bernadette is based on the runaway bestseller about Bernadette Fox, a Seattle woman who had it all - a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone. Where'd You Go, Bernadette is directed by iconic American filmmaker Richard Linklater, of films including Boyhood, Before Sunrise / Sunset / Midnight, Bernie, Me and Orson Welles, Fast Food Nation, School of Rock, Waking Life, Dazed and Confused, Slacker, Everybody Wants Some, and Last Flag Flying previously. The screenplay is co-written by Richard Linklater & Holly Gent & Vince Palmo; based on the novel written by Maria Semple. The film will likely premiere at a few film festivals before opening. Annapurna will release Linklater's Where'd You Go, Bernadette in select theaters starting August 16th, 2019. First impression?

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Looks good...I'll see it just for Zoe Chao...never seen her before, but WOW...what a beauty!

kitano0 on Dec 18, 2018


Definitely looks a bit mainstream and generic. I'll wait for reviews.

Efterklang on Dec 18, 2018


From looking at this trailer I don't even need to wait for reviews. It does look mainstream and generic. Plus, I've not liked one film by Linklater so I can see this won't change that either.

thespiritbo on Dec 18, 2018


I've seen two of his films and I've liked both of them, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Efterklang on Dec 19, 2018


After reading some reviews, right? You go ahead and take the heat on this one. I'll await your

thespiritbo on Dec 19, 2018


Like that poster. Modern and of the moment.

DAVIDPD on Dec 18, 2018


As said, it's Linklater. I'm into it, no matter how mainstream (trailer maybe, as for the film, it remains to be seen) this looks...

shiboleth on Dec 18, 2018


Linklater is hit and miss for me, my favorites of his being Before Sunset, A Scanner Darkly (I KNOW I KNOW) and Dazed and Confused. I appreciate how he's adventurous and always trying to push the envelope but still stay grounded with human stories. He's good at that. I don't think the marketing fits this film...and my main problem with the trailer is the music. I don't think folksy pop-songs work when trying to make this whimsical, fun feeling throughout. It feels forced and disingenuous. Case in point: Welcome to Marwen. This feels IDENTICAL to that.

THE_RAW_ on Dec 20, 2018

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