Moving on from the death of a loved one is a universal feeling we have – and unfortunately will – all come to terms with at some varying stage in our lives. But while there’s inherent sadness in bidding a final farewell to those we held near and dear, there’s a bittersweet feeling to letting go and, ultimately, keeping calm and carrying on. Deep and emotional themes, for sure, and ones you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a lighthearted drama, but low and behold the first trailer for Tumbledown sheds light on a heartfelt story about the very topic.
Starring Rebecca Hall as the recently widowed Hannah, our first look at Sean Mewshaw’s picture sees our emotional protagonist coming to terms with the death of her husband – just not very well. Rather than going through the five stages of grief, Hall’s character displays a smorgasbord of all five – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and anger – though it’s only when Jason Sudikis’ scholar and author crosses her path that she reluctantly begins to change tact.
Rounding out the cast are Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, and Richard Masur, though it’s really the core chemistry between Hall and Sudeikis’ that anchors Mewshaw’s drama. Today’s trailer showcases a slice of surprisingly heartfelt drama, and we’re cautiously optimistic that Tumbledown can carry that across the entire feature without feeling trite or forced.
Tumbledown will tumble all the way down into theaters and iTunes on February 12, and you can get a concise overview of the story that awaits Hall and Sudeikis’ characters via the synopsis below, not to mention screenshots of the pair in action.
Pop culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals, including Hannah’s hunky suitor (Joe Manganiello) and her loving but defensive parents (Blythe Danner, Richard Masur). When Hannah and Andrew’s stormy partnership blossoms into an unexpected connection, they face the possibility that the next chapter in their lives may involve each other. Dianna Aragon and Griffin Dunne costar in this startlingly funny and sweetly romantic tale of moving on and finding love in the unlikeliest of places.