Trailer Thursdays: McConaughey Drawls, Wahlberg Brawls, the Wedding Appalls

Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night. Here's what's coming out tomorrow.

Mud

A couple of teenage boys happen upon a fugitive living on an island in the Mississippi. They befriend him and help him build his getaway boat, with ups and downs along the way. It's being billed as Mark Twain-eqsue; a coming-of-age tale.

See it if:

• You want to support Michael Shannon after his strong performance as a sorority president with serious anger issues this week.

• You're in the mood for a good, heartwarming movie. It's currently at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and reviews are overwhelmingly positive, even bordering on reverent. The young actors who play the teenage boys are also getting rave reviews.

• You often find yourself strangely hypnotized by that McConaughey drawl.

Pain & Gain

Based on a true story (this one), a couple of bodybuilder gym employees kidnap and torture a rich gym patron. 

See it if:
• You don't want to let The Rock and Mark Wahlberg down. And trust me, you do not want to disappoint The Rock and Mark Wahlberg.

The Big Wedding

Alejandro is getting married. His adoptive parents, who divorced many years ago, have to fake being married because Alejandro's uber-Catholic biological mother will be in attendance and she thinks divorce is an unforgivable sin. Antics. Slapstick. Awkward sex scenes. Robin Williams as a wacky priest.

See it if:
• You would enjoy a watered down version of The Birdcage. It feels a bit similar: the parents of one half of an engaged couple putting up absurd fronts to please the other half's family members. Unlike The Birdcage, however, there's no Agador Spartacus. And according to virtually every review out there, there's not much humor, either.

• You love Katherine Heigl movies. Hi, Mrs. Heigl!

April 25, 2013 - 11:34pm
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