Trailer Watch: The Go-Getter

Featuring some terrific cinematography, an interesting yet not-too-quirky premise, the always-lovely Zooey Deschanel and a pair of great songs (one by the Black Keys and M. Ward’s “Vincent O’Brien,” available here at the Matador Records site), this trailer for the Sundance Film Festival hit, George Lucas in Love star Martin Hymes’s The Go-Getter, has shot up pretty high on my must-see list for the year, in spite of some mixed reviews.

Starring Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker), Jena Malone, Maura Tierney, and of course the aforementioned Ms. Deschanel (All the Real Girls), The Go-Getter centers on (according to Wikipedia) “a teenager named Mercer (Pucci) [who] steals a car in order to travel the Western United States and… deal with personal, emotional problems. While driving, he makes contact with the girl who owns the car (Deschanel). They bond over the phone, never quite meeting but talking many times while he travels.”

The Go-Getter opens in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto on June 6th. I’m crossing my fingers for a wider release shortly after that. An M. Ward-heavy soundtrack is planned, although no release date is set yet.

(Also, thanks to’s Alex Billington for bringing this film to my attention.)

Posted on May 22, 2008 at 14:59 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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