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02.19.08 113 Comments

This is the trailer for The Visitor, playing at the SXSW festival in Austin, which also screened at Sundance.

Written and directed by Tom McCarthy, the man behind 2003’s quirky-cute The Station Agent, the plus side of this one is that it looks like it actually has a plot.  The downside?  This is what people are saying about it:

Official Synopsis: …in a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life.

CinemaBlend: …in its best moments, the film is a celebration of the transformative power of music, as elderly, worn down Walter learns the drums from an energetic and likable illegal immigrant.

Cinematical: …the result is a movie with a message, sure, but it works even better as a touching look at a lonely man who finds some warmth, friendship and affection in the most unexpected of places: His own forgotten apartment.

This reminds me of the time I dressed up like a Care Bear and made love to a unicorn under a rainbow.  The transcendancy of the moment was so luminescent that it could only be matched by sunlight reflected in the early morning dew of a spring meadow, or in the glow of a Thomas Kinkade painting. 

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