Julianne Moore plays a 50-something divorcée in her new film “Gloria Bell,” but she’s dancing and having the time of her life in this free-spirited romcom about middle age.
“Gloria Bell” is directed by Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (“A Fantastic Woman”), remaking his own 2013 film “Gloria.” Though he told TheWrap’s Steve Pond ahead of the film’s premiere at Toronto earlier this year that it’s best to forget the original and appreciate this one on its own terms.
“When the world blows up, I hope I go down dancing,” Moore’s Gloria says in the trailer with a smile.
It’s a spirited, lively, colorful trailer that also includes Moore firing a paintball gun and even getting her body hair waxed. And while the plot is much the same as in the Chilean film, this time, Lelio is working with a cast that includes Sean Astin, Brad Garrett, John Turturro, Rita Wilson and Michael Cera. Here’s the full synopsis:
Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.
Lelio’s “Gloria” opens from A24 on March 8, 2019. Watch the trailer above.