Serious Moonlight Trailer: Cheryl Hines Directs Meg Ryan To Duct Tape

In one of those projects that screams “We’re bored and would like the money,” a unique ensemble cast hops onto the big screen December 4th. Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, and Justin Long star in Cheryl Hines’ feature directorial debut Serious Moonlight, a romcom about a Manhattan lawyer, Louise (Ryan), whose husband (Hutton) is leaving her for a younger woman (Bell). The neurotic Louise, however, won’t have any of it, and ties her hubby to a chair in an effort to counsel one another through their troubled marriage. This is where the funny presumably begins.

Take a look at the trailer and tell me if I’m not the only one getting the vibe that this film was originally made for TV: the unconventionally dim lighting (for a broad comedy, at least), off-tone color correction, and Disney home video voice-over are all rather suspicious. This film was independently produced, so I’m willing to blame the questionable aesthetics on a lack of budget.

Check out the first trailer for Serious Moonlight below or in HD on Yahoo.