Nothing like a little heartache in the morning, right? A new trailer for ‘Fathers & Daughters,’ starring Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul, has just dropped, and it’ll basically leave you breathless from devastation. Enjoy!
In Fathers and Daughters, which will be released at an unspecified date in 2015, Amanda Seyfried struggles to accept the love Aaron Paul wants to give her. Depicting a through-the-years love story, we get to see Amanda’s character struggle in childhood with her adoring father (Russell Crowe) falling ill, and how that fear of loss follows through to her adult relationships. In other words, ready your tissues for this one!
“Normally I would never approach someone like you,” Aaron tells Amanda at the start of the emotional trailer. “But your father wrote my favorite book,” he adds, setting the (slightly electra-comlpex-esque) tone of the film.
In an interesting formatting choice, the film unfolds with two stories being told simultaneously. The first is the rather traditional love story between Aaron and Amanda. She is terrified to give herself over to him fully, for reasons unbeknownst to us (hello, have you seen Aaron Paul?). However, in conjunction with the second story it all makes sense.
Amanda was raised by a single dad, who was also a world class author. However, when she is still very young, he becomes ill, and she is forced to go live with her aunt and uncle. In other words, constant terror of abandonment and self protection are pretty much Amanda’s only two speeds.
“I don’t love,” Amanda explains to someone who appears to be her therapist. Well, that may be true, but dammit if Aaron won’t attempt to change that. “I’m really trying to understand you,” he pleads with her, as she sobs on a staircase. Drama, drama, tears, and drama. Sign us up!
What do you think of the trailer? Will you check out Fathers and Daughters?
— Casey Mink