Trailer Watch: ‘The Estate’ Looks Hilarious With A Star-Studded Cast
There’s a new comedy out today that I’m definitely not missing: The Estate. For two reasons. First of all, there is a huge cast of stars, some of which we haven’t seen in a while. Second, it just looks like a hilarious storyline.
Toni Collette (who we loved in Sixth Sense) and Anna Faris (from the Scary Movie franchise) play sisters in this movie. They have a terminally-ill aunt who is very well off. As she ends her life, the sisters try to kiss up to her to ensure their inheritance of her estate.
And of course this can’t be easy in a comedy. Which it isn’t in The Estate, in part because the aunt is very cranky and hard to please. And it took me most of the trailer to realize who was playing the aunt. It’s none other than Kathleen Turner. I loved her before in movies like Romancing The Stone, but she really won me over playing Chandler‘s dad in Friends. Just epic.
There’s another reason this inheritance isn’t going to come easy to the sisters. It’s the same thing everyone has to fight in such situations: other family members. The greedy cousins of the sisters show up to try to steal the fortune away. And who is playing the cousins is another gem in The Estate.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen him on screen and it never gets old. I’m talking about Fox Mulder himself, David Duchovny. He’s hilarious in his role as one of the cousins. Real-life married couple Rosemarie DeWitt (Standoff) and Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers) also play cousins who are scheming to get the fortune.
Well, I hope this trailer does the movie justice and that the film is as funny as it looks like it will be. If anyone needs me, I’ll be at the theater!
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas