Linda Cardellini might have shell shock in this trailer for Return
The strongest moment in THE HURT LOCKER was watching a soldier try to adapt to civilian life after spending time in the Middle East. How does one do that, after their whole lives have been changed?
There have certainly been a billion movies about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last decade but very few have touched on what happens when people come back. Perhaps RETURN will fill that void.
The official synopsis:
When Kelli (Linda Cardellini, Freaks & Geeks, Brokeback Mountain) returns home from war, she expected to slowly but surely settle back into her life with her husband (Michael Shannon, Boardwalk Empire) and kids in the small town she grew up in. But she gradually realizes that the life she left behind is no longer there waiting for her. Depicting Kelli's struggle to find her place in a life she no longer recognizes, Linda Cardellini delivers a tour de force performance, leading an all-star cast that also includes John Slattery (Mad Men).
While it's certainly not new material (see- Tom Cruise's best role in BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY), this newly-released trailer really boasts about Cardellini's performance, so let's hope for the best.
THE RETURN hits theaters on February 10th and will be available on iTunes on February 28th.