Al Pacino is frustrated with life in first ‘Manglehorn’ trailer

Al Pacino in Manglehorn

I guess life can be frustrating when you are Al Pacino also.

The first trailer for director David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn was released on Tuesday with Pacino leading a cast that also includes Chris Messina, Holly Hunter, and Harmony Korine.

Manglehorn is about a strange and lonely man (Pacino) who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life. Gordon Green has been on a roll lately with Prince Avalanche and Joe so this film should shoot to the top of many people’s most anticipated films to the year list.

Our own Jacob Carter wasn’t a giant fan of Manglehorn, saying that “(the film) is composed of underdeveloped, disconnected characters and disparate story elements. There is little connective tissue binding the film together. One scene haphazardly transitions to the next until the narrative reaches its futile conclusion. Despite having an aimless character at its center, Manglehorn has no excuse for being so meandering.”

The movie opens in the theaters on June 19.

Reclusive small town locksmith A.J. Manglehorn has never recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son and taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray, and establishing a cautious friendship with a kind woman from the local bank. As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.


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