Indie is as indie does in the new, redband trailer, now online, for Powder Blue, aka the movie where Jessica Biel will actually go nude, unlike the bra-and-panties teasing provided by her supporting turn in Kevin James and Adam Sandler’s gay-but-not-really air-quote comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
A beautifully woozy piece of work, the clip makes one feel like they’re stuck in a Snow Patrol or Airborne Toxic Event music video. It’s the right sales job, too; best not to mention the subplot involving the transsexual prostitute, or the fact that Biel’s stripper-mom is working the pole to provide for her terminally ill son. Just show emotionally urgent emergency room footage, Biel dripping wax on herself and Ray Liotta making it rain! The three sentences at the end of the otherwise silent trailer puncture the haze of its otherwise pleasant, dreamy spell, which I have a problem with for the specificity of its content. Keep it shorter, or more obtuse. Or, if you are going to stick with these utterances, the tone here is a bit wrong; it needs to be more breathy come-on, or mysterious, not plaintive.