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Al Pacino is the loneliest locksmith in this first trailer for Manglehorn

05.18.2015

Much like Robert De Niro, it feels as though it's been a while since we last saw Al Pacino give a performance on par with his best work. MANGLEHORN, which premiered at TIFF last year, is being touted as containing "the finest performance Pacino has delivered in years." Director David Gordon Green managed to coax a wonderful performance out of Nicolas Cage in JOE, has he managed to do the same for Al Pacino?

Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself.

Given that the actor is known for his explosive speeches that come dangerously close to merely screaming at the camera, it's refreshing to see that MANGLEHORN gives us a very toned down Al Pacino; that, in addition to David Gordon Green (I loved JOE), makes it likely that I will give the film a chance despite the somewhat underwhelming trailer. If you're interested in reading Chris Bumbray's review of the film, you can check that out right here.

MANGLEHORN, what's it all about:

Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn has never quite 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 and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son, taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray, and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank. As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between remaining consumed by the past and embracing the present. Manglehorn is a movingly humanistic portrait of a man rendered with unsentimental simplicity and idiosyncratic humor.

MANGLEHORN will open in theaters and VOD on June 19, 2015.

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