"Mammoth": Movie Trailer Review

11/18/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Katherine Martinez

Lukas Moodysson has done it again! The swedish screenwriter and director has continued to find different ways of re-writing the story of how unhealthy the most seemingly average of family relationships can be. Moodysson’s style has become more refined as his experience has increased with budget and international recognition and this theme remains a constantly evolving subject of his work.

“Mammoth,” which will be released November 20th, 2009, has been marketed through trailers as a group of separate relationships created out of love, family and obligation. These relationships inevitably crash into and affect each other.

Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal play a husband and wife who seem to be precariously balancing their successful careers with a beautiful young family. Their boundaries are tested as other characters disrupt their lives on both a domestic and global front. Looks to be another dramatic and weepy performance from Williams and saucy masculine one from Bernal, roles they seem to take on over and over again…

“Mammoth” looks to capture the intricacies of love from the perspective of adults, which is a flight from one of Moodysson’s first films, “Show Me Love.” The 1998 release is great to watch and weigh against his upcoming film because it wrangles with similar emotional tides but from a drastically different viewpoint. Not to mention, to recognize exactly how much his aesthetic style has changed in the span of a decade.

View the trailer for "Mammoth" here.  Thoughts?

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