Prince Avalanche Directed by: David Gordon Green Starring: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault Rating: R Release Date: August 9, 2013
Trailer Score: 8/10
Thoughts by TSR: It's occasionally the case that Emile Hirsch is my least favorite part of things. His fine work in Milk is certainly an exception, but he lagged significantly behind Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, and Thomas Haden Church in my beloved Killer Joe. So when I say that he's my least favorite part of this trailer for Prince Avalanche it probably sounds like a slight. Not true. It's merely because in this two man show, Paul Rudd flexing in Hirsch's face stands supreme.
They truly do look wonderful together, though, and I love their sweetly antagonistic relationship throughout. Rudd gave a lovely, sensitive performance in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I hope he continues doing smaller, less overtly comedic stuff like this in between appearances in bigger comedies. The trailer is made up of a lot of great little moments. Things like a mustachioed Rudd dancing while fishing or a truck driver telling Rudd he shouldn't smoke because he looks stupid create an undeniable charm. It's been about five years since I've liked a David Gordon Green film. This trailer has me hopeful Prince Avalance will be the one to break that unfortunate streak.