The problem is the movie follows nine couples. That's 18 people. (Although, I suppose, considering they're couples, it's still only 9 storylines). But still, it's 18 faces/names -- that's a lot to track. Can that work? Will anybody want to subject themselves to that?
Here's the new poster. Look at all those names. Look!
The tag "It takes more than sex to make a baby" comes off a tad obvious, evokes a 'duh' response. The mostly plain layout doesn't do much, just sorta lays there (apologies). The bed looks like one of those highway signs for 'lodging ahead' and isn't sexy or provocative or...anything -- it's just there. Shouldn't there be two people in that bed? At least that would look like a highway sign for 'lodging ahead, you can stop and have sex like you've wanted to for the last 100 miles'. The sperm penetrating the O is easily understood but it's kinda clinical, evokes a very subtle 'ick' response -- however, it gets the point across.
The original poster was better:
And "Every body has a story" is a fair play on words which also hints at the plenitude of plotlines. The sperm motif wasn't bad, either. Less literal, more conceptual (Once again. apologies. Really, very sorry). I liked this poster. It made me think the movie might be good.
The synopsis doesn't help:
'Conception' is a clever, romantic comedy that proves it takes more than
sex to make a baby. From a couple fighting the odds of fertility to
young teenagers losing their virginity, the film follows nine very
different couples on the night they conceive, showing that sex can
sometimes be more neurotic than erotic. The hilarious ensemble cast
includes Emmy-winner Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”),
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”), David Arquette (NEVER BEEN
KISSED), Jason Mantzoukas (“The League”), and Alan Tudyk (DODGEBALL).
Very sitcom-y, although we're reassured the movie is both clever and hilarious. Nice... If they had said it's "the funniest movie ever" I'd be there for sure.
Set for a February 24 release. Here's the new trailer.
Tough to follow, yes? Not that engaging? Wears you out? Feeling like you need to pull in for the night, catch some z's? I think you can -- right up the road a bit.
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