The Sundance Film Festival has officially started, and unless you’re in Park City, Utah surrounded by celebrities and the trendy whoosh of snow sports right now, you’re probably wondering what’s going on over there. Well, lots of stuff. Too much stuff to really keep track of. So what we’ve done is put together a list of The 5 Films We’re Most Excited About At Sundance This Year. The ones that we’d go to if we were fancy enough to be invited. Sigh.
This is at the top of everyone’s list, so it’s pretty unoriginal of us, but there’s a lot of buzz about it, so get over yourself. It chronicles the beginnings of Apple Inc., starting with its foundings by Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, and Steve Wozniack. Also starring Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J. K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine.
This is another hotly-anticipated film we’ve been talking a lot about. It stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, the legendary porn star from the movie Deep Throat. Feel like getting uncomfortable? Watch any of Amanda’s interviews about the project — they used a popsicle for the simulated fellatio. Also starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Chris Noth.
Starring Rosemarie DeWitt as a massage therapist who suddenly can’t bear human contact just as her brother becomes known for his dental practice’s ‘healing touch’, this film has a talented ensemble cast including Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page, and Josh Pais. Plus it’s directed by Lynn Shelton, who was previously lauded for her films My Sister’s Sister and Humpday.
A.C.O.D.Since I will see literally anything with Adam Scott in it, the fact that this film is throwing in Amy Poehler as well might be enough to make me poop my pants in excitement right in the theater. Adam plays the grown-up child of a bitter divorce who tries to become a father figure to his newly-engaged brother Trey, and also finds out that he was a prime subject in his therapist’s self-help book. Also starring Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Clark Duke.
This last one stars Kristen Bell as a girl who is living in New York and has her life totally together. The end. Just kidding! As is bound to happen, her love life and professional life fall apart at the same time, and she has to move home and resume her previous career of lifeguarding. The film follows her struggles, including an illicit affair. Also starring Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Amy Madigan, Joshua Harto, and David Lambert.
So there you have it! our recommendations for the movies you should see…in like a year. Better write ‘em down.