Um, The Trailer for Generation Um... Starring Keanu Reeves is Online
03.12.13 by Ryan
"Is that a camera?"
Keanu Reeves' last big studio release was 2008's The Day the Earth Stood Still, with the actor preferring to keep to his roots and act in smaller, indie movies in the interim. Of course, there's also the upcoming samurai movie 47 Ronin which was originally supposed to come out last year but has been delayed not once, but twice. Fear not, however, Reeves' fans, as the actor has another indie drama arriving with Generation Um..., whose first trailer has arrived online.
As Reeves himself explains in his introduction to the trailer, Generation Um... follows the lives of three New York City friends (Reeves, Silent Hill: Revelation's Adelaide Clemens and Devil's Bojana Novakovic) during a 24-hour period and, apparently, things get intense after Reeves steals a camera and starts recording their conversations.
If the storyline of the movie was at all lost in the trailer, see if the synopsis for Generation Um... is any help.
The world is downtown New York City, present day – from the point of view of a driver for an escort service. John (Reeves), a quietly sexy withdrawn guy, is finally aging out of his young, trendy neighborhood, dealing with the beginnings of the next chapter of his life.
John’s friends are the party girls he works for – Violet (Novakovic), an unstoppable entertainer whose weathered beauty and self-proclaimed wisdom are matched only by her lack of audience; and Mia (Clemens), the new girl with the dark past, whose traffic-stopping sensuality has brought her nothing but victimization. Both survive on their ability to manipulate men, and don’t know how to live any other way. But John, they trust. And through their relationship, all three find a comforting and humorous refuge from the downward spiral of their self-destructive but entertaining lifestyles.
The end of another night out for this odd family of circumstance sets the stage for an all too familiar day spent coming to terms with and reveling in the lives they have unintentionally created for themselves.
When John impulsively steals a camcorder, he decides to capture the sights, sounds, and senses of New York – or rather, his sights, sounds, and senses. He records nature, people, himself. Today. John’s experiment takes a new turn when he pans the camera’s attention to his Party Girls. Violet is gung-ho, ready at a moment’s notice to become the center of attention before the focus fades away. Mia is less enthused, but finds herself opening up to the promise of a spectator.
John’s camcorder unravels the girls’ lives, as both Violet and Mia find themselves attempting to outdo one another’s secrets and opinions.
Generation Um... arrives on VOD April 26th and will see a limited release in theaters May 3rd.