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WATCH: Steamy New 'Adore' Trailer Stars Watts and Wright as Beautiful People Doing Very Bad Things

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! July 8, 2013 at 1:55PM

"Adore," the controversial new film from French director Anne Fontaine starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, has a scandalous new trailer. Originally titled "Two Mothers" when it debuted at Sundance, this is an erotic drama about two lifelong friends who develop a dangerous attraction to each other's arrestingly beautiful sons.
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"Adore"
"Adore"

"Adore," the controversial new film from French director Anne Fontaine starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, has a scandalous new trailer. Originally titled "Two Mothers" when it debuted at Sundance, this is an erotic drama about two lifelong friends who develop a dangerous attraction to each other's arrestingly beautiful sons. 

Set in a lush Australian seaside town, "Adore" received mixed reviews upon its Sundance premiere, undoubtedly due to its potentially icky subject. But Screen International deems it "a thoughtful, sexy, and nonjudgmental examination of potentially tawdry material." Making her English language debut, director Fontaine previously helmed the 2009 biopic "Coco Before Chanel" starring Audrey Tautou. (TOH interviewed Fontaine and Isabelle Huppert for "My Worst Nightmare.") Adapted from a novella by Doris Lessing, "Adore" was written by Oscar-winning scribe Christopher Hampton (the dark, sexy 1988 "Dangerous Liaisons), known for his exquisite literary adaptations including "Atonement" and "A Dangerous Method." It's worth noting that "Adore" was shot in 35mm Cinemascope.

Watch the trailer below and look out for the film when it hits theaters and VOD on September 6, via Exclusive Media.

This article is related to: Adore, Christopher Hampton, Naomi Watts, Robin Wright


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.