Film Preview: The Namesake (2007)

Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Posters (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Poster Rating: B-

Review: The poster is far too vibrant. It assaults the eyes with a lot of warm colors, perhaps not the desired effect about a family relationship drama. There’s also a great deal of clutter to the artwork and the recognizable Kal Penn is hardly the focal point of the poster that was likely intended.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: Without giving away too much, the trailer does give you an understanding of what the film is about and why the title is The Namesake. The problem is the preview gives away far too much of the film’s surrounding story elements and suggests that there is a lot that we’ve seen before in other productions.

Oscar Prospects:

Released far too early for strong consideration, The Namesake doesn’t even feel like an Oscar contender. Sure it has a potentially engaging premise, but the trailer doesn’t make it stand out as a film to be taken for serious consideration.

Release Date:

March 9, 2007

Page Revisions:

May 19, 2007 – Original

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