Trailer and Poster for THE PLAYROOM Starring John Hawkes and Molly Parker

     January 17, 2013


A trailer has been released for the dramedy The Playroom.  The film takes place in the 1975, and centers on a group of kids seeing the drama created by their parents.  The advertising is practically begging to get the movie some credibility by overloading on blurbs to the point where one of the quotes is along the lines of “this is the stuff Oscar clips are made from.”  It would be the first Oscar movie without any buzz whatsoever.  I love star John Hawkes, but he does his share of forgettable indies, and this looks like one of them.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and maybe you’ll feel differently.  The film also stars Molly Parker, Cody Linley, Lydia MacKay, and Olivia HarrisThe Playroom hits theaters, DVD, and VOD on February 8th (you know, like all potential Oscar contenders).

Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Playroom:

Set in the suburbs during the 1970s, the story unfolds like a dream wrapped around a family drama, one in which all members of the Cantwell family struggle to find their way in a rapidly changing world. Maggie is a vulnerable yet tempestuous teenager who acts as big sister and surrogate mother to her three younger siblings. Upstairs in the attic she tells them fantastical stories, but only to mask what is happening downstairs. As her hard-drinking parents, Martin and Donna, entertain guests, Maggie grapples with their flawed choices and is thrust into a world she might not be ready for.


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