It's not the first time it's happened to me.
It's just the most recent time.
I blogged a month ago on Hyde Park on Hudson and was anxious for it to land in Boise from NYC. I expressed concern that the story might involve deception.
However I was certainly looking forward to this odd-ball quirky film - even if history favored the fabled WWII President.
Would it come from New York to Boise, I asked?
It finally did arrive in Idaho!
At least the odd-ball quirky trailer arrived. The film itself is another story.
Here's the trailer:
Now tell me, doesn't that look like a quirky fun film to you?
C'mon Bill Murray... looking like FDR... in an unspoken way calling out for a sort of British "Dr. Leo Marvin" to arrive.
Look at the poster, for heavens sake! Fun! Quirky!
The trailer would have been just as effective had it invited us into the story the film actually told. Today my brother took us to the movies for my recent birthday. The invitation by the film company had the wrong address on it, though.
I would have come anyway, just not have felt like I'd been a part of a "bait and switch" ad campaign.
Overall it is a well done and sadly serious film of a sadly broken and debauched culture surrounding President Franklin Roosevelt - supporting his sadly ever-unfullfilled lust for sexual release.
Hardly quirky, hardly funny.
Humor is there, but only secondarily. The King and Queen of England are there but only secondarily. (The hot dog joke is pretty clever and heart warming at the same time.)
Like FDR's limo headed toward an illicit sexual affair with a fifth cousin, this trailer took me down the wrong trail.
It's an interesting movie... just not what you see in the trailer.