Remember when watching “The Last King of Scotland” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” how you thought to yourself, “Golly, when are Forest Whitaker and Renée Zellweger going to get together for a movie”? Well, that wishful thinking has finally become a reality as the two are starring together in the drama, “My Own Love Song.”
The extended international trailer gives almost five whole minutes of footage, but that’s still not enough for me to piece together what exactly is happening in this movie. They’re in the south, and Zellweger is a survivor of a car accident that killed her husband and left her paralyzed from the waist-down. Whitaker is apparently her friend, as he helps her get around in her wheelchair, but they seem to bicker a lot.
Then they head out on the road and Whitaker confronts her with a letter he found from her 10-year-old son who she abandoned, asking her to come see him. While on the road, they pick up a young woman who is searching for her husband. And Zellweger is apparently a country singer of some sort. And Whitaker might be a fugitive. And how this all fits together in one cohesive story is anyone’s guess.
“My Own Love Song” puts the pieces together on Sept. 24.
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