First Glance: “Raymond & Ray”

Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor. That pairing was all I needed to be excited for the upcoming dramady “Raymond & Ray”. It’s the latest film from writer-director Rodrigo García, and it recently had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. From the first trailer, the movie looks to be telling a pretty familiar story. But with big names like Hawke and McGregor leading the way, you know that you’re going to get something worth seeing.

The two co-leads play the titular half-brothers, Raymond (McGregor) and Ray (Hawke). They come together to handle the affairs of the estranged and recently deceased dead father. They learn it was their father’s dying wish that his sons attend his funeral. They begrudgingly go and learn it was also their father’s wish that they dig his grave (“What?” Raymond asks as if reading our minds). Along the way, the brothers are brought closer together while learning more about their father and coping with the pain that comes with his memory. I love the look of this.

“Raymond & Ray” streams on Apple TV+ starting October 21st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “Raymond & Ray”

  1. I saw this trailer a few days ago. Looks interesting. Plus, seeing Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke as brothers… that’s a plus. Also, seeing Maribel Verdu in a rare English-language film is also another plus knowing how good she is.

    Oh, I can also guarantee you that I’m going to be fuckin’ cancelled due to my review of Blonde.

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