Trailer Weekly – 1/25 Edition: 'Better Living Through Chemistry,' 'Adult World' and 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

By Sari N. Kent,

This week’s edition of Trailer Weekly has a variety of trailers for every moviegoers’ taste from dramedy to horror. Better Living Through Chemistry is a dramedy about a pharmacist who has an affair with a married female customer and his life spirals out of control as a result, Adult World is the story of a wannabe poet, who ends up working in an adult bookstore while waiting for her big break and Only Lovers Left Alive revolves around two vampires in love as they go through the centuries. All three movies have big Hollywood names attached will surely bring audiences flocking to their local movie theaters but the subject matter of each movie might put off some since some are quite off-the-wall and out of the norm of the actors and actresses involved.

Better Living Through Chemistry is a dramedy about an average pharmacist, played by Sam Rockwell, who begins an affair with a married female customer, who in turn involves him in a world of sex, illegal drug use and possibly murder. Co-starring Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda and Ken Howard, the trailer shows Rockwell’s character starting out as a ho-hum pharmacist then doing a complete 180 and turning his whole life upside down because of an intriguing customer. It opens in theaters Friday, March 14.

Adult World is the tale of an aspiring poet who ends up at an adult bookstore while she awaits word that she sends her work out hoping to get published. Starring Emma Roberts as the recent college graduate and would-be poet meeting her idol, played by John Cusack and enduring rejection but maybe finding love, all while working at an adult bookstore. The trailer is replete with witty dark humor as Roberts’ character goes through issues with her family, being rejected by “every literary review in the country” and beginning a relationship with the manager of the adult bookstore where she works. Also starring Cloris Leachman, it’s a coming-of-age story about the lessons we learn in life.

Finally, Only Lovers Left Alive is a romantic horror motion picture starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Star Trek into Darkness’ Anton Yelchin. The plot revolves around two vampires (Swinton and Hiddleston) in love as they go through the different decades, learning from each. The trailer shows them teaming up with Swinton’s character sister, who is also a vampire and getting into real trouble. Specially selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the subject matter might be a tad dark for some moviegoers but for those who are deep into the current vampire trend, this movie should be right up their alley. It opens in theaters on Friday, April 11.

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