There’s no set date for human beings to hit that point in life where every youthful decision made in the past suddenly becomes questionable, and deep-seated regrets begin to surface. Some people live their entire lives in such a manner, but for others like Emmie, seen above, it takes until she’s in her late 30s.
In this first trailer for writer/director Nate Meyers’ See Girl Run, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, we see Emmie (Robin Tunney) as a woman whose marriage with her husband (Josh Hamilton) has been settled for, rather than eagerly appreciated, and even all these years later, there is still a connection with her old flame Jason (Adam Scott), whose feelings for her have never wavered, as evidenced by the postcards and letters he’s sent over the years. Emmie takes off back to her hometown without a word to her husband to see if this is a relationship worth upending her life for. The common question of “What if?” is used in such a way that it seems like that’s what this film was originally called. Also starring in the film as Jason’s friend and Emmie’s brother is Jeremy Strong, while the ever-enjoyable William Sadler plays Emmie’s dad.
It isn’t new material or anything, and it doesn’t look like it will take the indie world by story like (500) Days of Summer, but it’ll be a far, far cry from the Gerard Butler brand of “romantic comedies” you’re used to seeing, settling into that comfort zone of intelligent without being quirky. Plus it’s got Adam Scott, whose career rarely takes a misstep.
See Girl Run can be seen running into theaters on April 26, 2013.