There’s a divergence between the trailer for Richard Linklater‘s Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Annapurna, 3.19) and the Wikipedia synopsis, to wit: “Bernadette hates people, she hates leaving the house, and more than anything, she hates the other parents at her daughter Bee’s school. When she disappears, it’s Bee’s mission to find out where she’s disappeared to and what really happened to her.”

Does anyone detect anything in the trailer that suggests that Cate Blanchett‘s Bernadette hates anyone, or that she suffers from agoraphobia? There are hints of edge and attitude, but that’s all. I haven’t seen Linklater’s film, but it feels as if the trailer editors have tried to make the film seem as alpha and swoony and effervescent as possible.

In short, it seems as if the trailer is lying. Almost, I’m sensing, on the level of that famous upbeat Shining trailer of 2007. This obviously isn’t an assessment of the actual film, but of the marketing.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? costars Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer and James Urbaniak.