Star power isn’t everything, and “Love & Distrust,” unfortunately, might be the perfect movie to prove that.
The film tells intertwining stories a la “Love Actually” of people searching for love and happiness. A waitress (Amy Adams), a businessman (James Franco) and a hormonal teenager (Robert Pattinson) are just a few of the people hoping to find that someone special in this tale of what love really means and how connections often form in unlikely places.
There’s no denying the cast is pretty amazing. In addition to Adams, Franco and Pattinson, the movie also stars Sam Worthington, Michael Imperioli and Robert Downey Jr. The cast alone is enough to make me curious, but I’m always hesitant of movies like this that boast a cast full of big names but go straight to DVD. It makes me wonder what was missing, what made the studios pass on it. Maybe I’ll add it to my Netflix queue and be pleasantly surprised, or maybe it will be another case of a project with potential gone wrong.
“Love & Distrust” is available on DVD Nov. 2.
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