The Longest Week Trailer: Jason Bateman and Billy Crudup Like Olivia Wilde

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The first trailer has been released for The Longest Week, an upcoming dramedy starring Jason Bateman, Billy Crudup, Olivia Wilde and Jenny Slate. Bateman stars as a spoilt, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, who is suddenly cut off from his allowance after his parents’ divorce. He moves in with an old friend (Crudup), and repays the favour by falling for his girlfriend (Wilde). There’s a good cast here, even if we’ve seen this type of film many times before. It’s all easy and harmless, but it looks a little dull, so hopefully Bateman and co. can help it rise above possible mediocrity. Check out The Longest Week trailer below…

Official synopsis for The Longest Week:

As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents’ abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup), and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan’s girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Jenny Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far into debt. Now deep into an extensional reflection, will it take losing everything to make Conrad realize what he can truly become?

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ETA: USA (limited) and VOD – 5 September, 2014.

  • Jason Bateman seems to be taking on one too many of these mediocre dramedies. He needs to do something different. I’m looking forward seeing him direct more.