'Prince Avalanche' won a prestigious award at the Berlin Film Festival.
Prince Avalanche, the new comedy movie written and directed by Pineapple Express' David Gordon Green and starring Paul Rudd could turn out to be very good indeed. In fact, we already know it's pretty good - it won the Silver Berlin Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear. Essentially, it's a comedy about friendship, specifically the friendship between highway worker Alvin (Rudd) and his girlfriend's stranger brother Lance (Emile Hirsch).
Paul Rudd At The Independent Spirit Film Awards
Alvin is working a long summer job repainting road lines on a country highway after wildfire burnt them out. He's pretty serious about his job and finds it difficult when Lance comes to help out. After a few aggressive exchanges and stroppy tiffs, the guys begin to form an unlikely friendship and a brotherly bond draws nearer.
The first trailer for the film promises something...well, intriguing. Highlight moments include Lance dancing to an old stereo and dryly telling Alvin "there are birds in here" as he steps into the painting truck. Two birds proceed to flap away.
Reviews have been strong, with Nick McCarthy of Slant magazine saying, "With his wry latest, David Gordon Green consolidates the bromantic interplay of Pineapple Express and Your Highness and the erstwhile elliptical lyricism of George Washington and All the Real Girls." William Goss of Film.com wrote, "Occupies a strange space between Green's broadly comedic fare and devoutly character-driven dramas."
Prince Avalanche hits theaters on August 9, 2013.
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