December is going to be pretty heavy with serious Oscar fare and bloated tentpoles, so we're hoping Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's "The Tourist" will be a light breezy caper that will provide from relief in the midst of a very busy movie season.
The film's trailers haven't particularly excited us, however, this brand new clip from the film showing off it's two impossibly glamorous leads Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie seems to tell us why. It's actually a wonderful little scene that seems to evince a nice old school feel with some clever, dialogue heavy interplay, innuendo and flirtation as secret agent Jolie engages an average American (ok, as average as someone like Johnny Depp can play) on holiday. The clip has the kind of beats and pacing that's hard to evince in a trailer trying to quickly sell a movie to a mass audience, which explains the uneven tone in those spots. It's a nifty little scene that's light, without too much froth, and shows two actors who are clearly enjoying the material they've been given. So yeah, we liked it and can't wait to see more.
"The Tourist" will hit theaters December 10, 2010.