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The Oranges HD Clip Starring Hugh Laurie, & Leighton Meester

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 09/25/2012

The OrangesHere’s the debut trailer to “The Oranges.” The Julian Farino dramedy starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Leighton Meester, Katherine Keener, Alia Shawkat, Allison Janney, and Adam Brody.


First off, I love this cast. As individuals I like all of them. Yes, even Leighton Meester. She fascinates me, what can I say. And how can you not love Arrested Developments, Alia Shawkat? I even have love for Adam Brody. I was a young teen when he was in The OC, I think it’s some kind of strage childhood attachment thing. Hey, I root for the young man.


Okay, I’ll stop weirding you out. The story goes like this: Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester) doesn’t know it, but coming back for Thanksgiving dinner after five years will turn her family’s and the Walling’s friendship upside down. Living across the street from each other, both families seem to have been friends forever.


After Nina broke off with her fiancé (Sam Rosen), the two families are silently hoping that she might fall in love with Toby Walling (Adam Brody). But, an unexpected interest arises for David (Hugh Laurie), the father of Toby, and it’s the same with Nina. As the attraction between them gets too obvious to ignore, both families start facing difficulty.


The Oranges


I apologize, that’s kind of a technical synopsis released by the studio. Basically Leighton Meester’s character, Nina, falls for the father (Hugh Laurie) of the family that lives across the street that she has known her whole life. As you can imagine, Toby, the son of Hugh Laurie’s character played by Adam Brody, who has had a thing for Nina all his life is not happy about it and Oliver Platt, the father of Nina doesn’t want to see his best friend and neighbor fall for his little girl (Every fathers nightmare I’m sure).


The film looks really smart actually. In an age where society stigmas are dropping like flies and us liberals are growing up and taking over the suburbs, this story actually feels real to me. This could happen.  I’m reading the biography of George Washington right now and a whole chapter is dedicated to this love he had for another woman, but society would never let them be together — his words in the letters our first President wrote to the other woman. That reality no longer exists. This film reflects that and I appreciate it. Love is complicated and completely unconventional. Haven’t you seen The Crying Game?


Anyway, The Oranges will premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Here the trailer released by Yahoo Movies.


The Oranges Clip


The Oranges Trailer


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