Do you come across those guilty pleasure movies? The ones that really inspire you in several ways? The ones that feel so ham-fisted with their inspirational messages that you’re almost disgusted with yourself for falling for them? I’m right there with you. I’m a fan of sappy, over-the-top films every so often, in spite of my more jaded nature, and I can’t help but feel that the upcoming Welcome to Marwen flick will fall squarely in that category for me.
This film, which stars Steve Carell and comes from filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, looks to be as hammy as a Christmas dinner, and I can’t tell if I’ll hate it or love it. It probably doesn’t help that this latest trailer really plays it up with the voice-over narration and the uplifting music, but it seems clear this one will be going all-in on its tone, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m just curious if it’ll work for me.
Below is the official synopsis for Welcome to Marwen:
“Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.
In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.”
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Welcome to Marwen hits theaters on December 21, 2018.
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SOURCE: Universal Pictures