Being released today is a trailer for The Guard, which stars Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson. John Michael McDonagh‘s action comedy is earning very positive reviews at numerous festivals and it’s a film I’m very eager to see. The reviews are praising Gleeson’s performance, calling it brilliant. The Guard was a big hit at Sundance and word of mouth has been giving the film a strong buzz ever since.
From the looks of the trailer, it seems like it’s going to be similar in a way to In Bruges , which isn’t surprising since Gleeson also starred in that film and it was directed by John Michael McDonagh‘s brother Martin. I really enjoyed In Bruges so the comparisons are definitely a good thing. Plus the trailer does look genuinely funny.
Check out the plot summary and trailer below and let us know what you think.
Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international drug-smuggling ring that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.
Boyle drifts through life, not much concerned about anything, not even the mysterious murder of a man in one of the town’s holiday cottages. But when Everett shows Boyle the mugshots of four drug traffickers, he recognises one of them as the dead man.
And so the two cases converge, with a bemused Everett finding himself adrift in the decidedly original and sometimes surreal world of Sergeant Gerry Boyle, the last of the independents!