Sometimes you see TrailerTowns and think, “This’ll be pretty good, I want to see this,” and then other times, you see a TrailerTown like this one for The Sisters Brothers and you think “Holy buffalo testicles! This looks like it’ll be my new favorite movie!!!! I must see this and will punch babies and gerbils to get to the theater!!”. That’s how we felt after watching the TrailerTown for Jacques Audiard’s new character study about two cowboy assassins on their last job.

Do your self a favor and watch the trailer for The Sisters Brothers and then read our Top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About The Sisters Brothers Trailer

  1. Cast of Cowboys – We have to be honest, we remember when this book got optioned and then it kind of fell of our radar, so when it popped up today with a cast of Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, and Rutger Hauer, we nearly shit our pants. Then you go and throw in Creed Bratton and Carol Kane into the mix and this becomes a Western we HAVE to see.
    • NOTE: We are aware of the lack of female presence in this movie, but having read the book, we can attest that’s pretty par for the course for this story. If you’re going to be mad at anyone about it, be mad at Patrick deWitt.
  2. 30 Seconds of Fame – The first 30 seconds of this TrailerTown may be the most creative, unique, and on-point way we’ve seen a TrailerTown start in a long time. The way the gunshots not only illuminate the screen, but also the “Coming Soon” and “Meet the Sisters Brothers” text, while casual dialogue is being tossed around: brilliant. We watched that sequence probably four times.
  3. Tainted Blood – The choice to use the Gloria Jones version of “Tainted Love” over the TrailerTown was inspired. Not only does it give the perfect juxtaposed tone for the action on screen, it lets us know we’re going to have some fun in the theater with these siblings. Also, don’t miss that “Tainted Love” is also playing on the music box at 0:47.
  4. Two Hitmen Walk Into a Bar… – The whole premise of this movie is two hitmen brothers looking for their last mark while arguing and cracking jokes the whole time, mixed with incredible violence. This TrailerTown does a great job of showing the dynamic between Joaquin and Mr. Reilly and the humor inherent in the story. We don’t get the violence, but we’re fine with saving that for the silver screen.
  5. Towing the Line – Patrick deWitt’s novel was one of our favorites of 2011. The story is well told, the characters fully-realized, it’s funny, and intense, and heartwarming, and unexpected. From the little we see of plot in this TrailerTown, it looks to follow the book pretty closely. Trust us, that’s a good thing.

So, what did you think? Will you be saddling up with The Sisters Brothers when it comes out this year? We know we will! This one’s practically already on our Top 5 of 2018 list!