If you weren’t planning on crying today, move along. A first trailer for ‘Boulevard,’ Robin Williams’ final film, has just been released and it is extremely emotional.
In Boulevard, Robin Williams plays a closeted man who, at 60, decides to make some extreme changes when he finds his life is heading in the wrong direction. The film, which will hit theaters on July 17, is Robin’s final film and it’s impossible not to draw parallels between his character and his own life. A tragic tear jerker for sure, the trailer is also beautiful and uplifting, and we can’t imagine the film will be much different. Watch the preview now!
In the film, Robin plays a 60-year-old man, who’s spent his life in the closet. He’s held the same job for over 25 years, and doesn’t even do so much as take a vacation. “Nothing turned out the way I thought, I guess,” he says. That is until one night, when he decides to pull over and give a young man a ride.
He and the guy begin spending time together, naturally driving him further and further from his wife. “We have separate beds, separate lives,” she tells him. “Why?” The film also stars Kathy Baker, as Robin’s forlorn wife, and Better Call Saul star, Bob Odenkirk.
In August, 2014, Robin was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California. The death was ruled a suicide, and it was soon after revealed that Robin had been battling severe depression in the time leading up to his death. He was 63 at the time of his death, and he left behind a wife, Susan Schneider, and three children.
What do you think of the Boulevard trailer?
— Casey Mink