Watch Jessica Alba and Luke Wilson in the trailer for Dear Eleanor!
Dear Eleanor Roosevelt, I’m writing to you because my friend Ellie has lost her mind.” So goes the opening line for the newly released trailer for this coming-of-age story set in 1962 that sees Fuhrman and Liberato playing best friends who decide to go on a cross-country road trip to meet former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. On the road, the two meet various characters while trying to stay one step ahead of Ellie’s dad (Wilson).
The film looks to be an affectionate, sweetly rendered story with a bittersweet sense of nostalgia. It also seems to be hinting at the cold-war paranoia that stretched into the 1960s with the Cuban Missile Crisis at its peak.
Source: Indie Wire