First Glance: “Montana Story”

There’s a lot of pain, regret, and hard feelings simmering throughout the new trailer for “Montana Story”, an upcoming family drama from the writing/directing duo of Scott McGehee and David Siegel. The film was shot over six weeks in late 2020 in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana under strict COVID-19 restrictions. Now Bleeker Street is bringing it to theaters and the first trailer has me excited.

I’m a big fan of Haley Lu Richardson. Here she and Owen Teague play estranged siblings forced to come back together at their family homeplace in Montana to care for their dying father. While there, old wounds from the past inevitably resurface as brother and sister try handling the affairs of their father while finally reckoning with the ugliness of their family history. Visually, the movie looks exquisite and there’s plenty of family tension there for a good drama. And I’m always up for Richardson digging into new roles. I’m looking forward to this one.

“Montana Story” lands in theaters May 13th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

3 thoughts on “First Glance: “Montana Story”

  1. I saw this trailer yesterday and it does look interesting as I too am a fan of Haley Lu Richardson as she’s definitely becoming something great while I am aware of Owen Teague from his work in Mrs. Fletcher with Kathryn Hahn as I’m bummed that show never got a second season. To see that this college student comes home already humiliated and overwhelmed by college life to find his mother in a three-way with another woman and the kid he bullied in high school.

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