How To Talk To Girls At Parties: Trailer Review

I do most of these trailer reviews the same way, so I won’t spend too much time on it. I’m sure you get the drill by now and want me to move on.

I’m in it for the directors.

I absolutely adore the musical film Hedwig And The Angry Inch. The first time I watched it, I stared at the menu screen for a few minutes before watching it again immediately. While I haven’t yet gotten to his other films, I’m very excited at the idea of a new film directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties is based on a short story, so the only real synopsis I could find simply read “<!– [if lt IE 9]>/resources/lib/html5shiv/html5shiv.min.js<![endif]–>It is about a couple of British 1970s teen-aged boys, Enn and Vic, who go to a party to meet girls, only to find that the girls are very different from the boys’ expectations”. Now, this trailer pretty clearly implies (at least to me) that the girls are actually aliens of some kind, but there’s also a chance that I’m wildly off base with that read. Regardless of the details of that particular situation, the short story that the film is based on was written by Neil Gaiman, just to add a bit more to the pedigree.

I don’t think that many people will be familiar with the young man who appears to be playing the lead role, but if there’s any justice in the world, he’ll be known soon. Alex Sharp won the Tony in 2015 for his lead performance in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, and that HAS to mean something.

What means even more to me, however, is the other lead performer in How To Talk To Girls At Parties, the magnificent Elle Fanning. I first actively noticed her back in Super 8, but she quickly become one of my favorite working actresses with films like The Neon Demon20th Century Women, and this year’s The Beguiled.

When you add on to this heap the likes of the underrated Ruth Wilson and Nicole Kidman in an exceptionally zany outfit, I don’t see much reason to not have this film on your radar.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties does not have an official U.S. release date as of yet, but you can bet I’ll be keeping my eye on it.

What did you think of this trailer? Are you excited for How To Talk To Girls At Parties? Let us know all of your thoughts on this down below!

Nick Potter

Co-founder of The Filmsmiths. Degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts with a minor in Cinema Studies from Central Michigan University. Pretty much the barbecue sauce of people but I'm doing my best.

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