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Sofia Coppola’s new film ‘On The Rocks’ is the feel-good movie we need in 2020

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Can you think of a better collaboration than Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola? Lost in Translation proved, probably not.

So we were extremely please to know that Coppola's latest film On the Rocks stars Murray and Parks and Rec's Rashida Jones -  set to be released on Apple TV+ this October.

The film follows Laura (played by Jones) a happily married 30-something-year-old and the events that transpire when her husband (played by Marlon Wayans) begins to work longer hours, going on more business trips, and staying late at the office with a new colleague. After turning to her father (Murray) for insight and guidance, the father-daughter pair decide to investigate her husband and discover in turn things about their own relationship that they hadn't addressed before.

The film is a lighthearted and wholesome comedy about the dynamics of relationships, New York, generational gaps, and reconciliation.

"I wanted to do something that was a little bit lighter and more playful with a lot of heart and sincerity," Coppola told Entertainment Weekly when discussing the trailer. She noted that the film is inspired by her own relationship and dynamic with her father, Francis Ford Coppola.

"Felix is an old-world gentleman used to talking over martinis. The way he looks at women and relationships, he’s giving advice from his perspective, which is different from how Laura's husband is, and she’s trying to see it from his view. It’s [juxtaposing] that perspective of the martini generation and how they look at men and women in a different way than we do." she says.

We certainly can't wait for the Coppola/Murray reunion-to-be, which will be the first on-screen reunion since Lost in Translation in 2004, particularly if it sees Murray driving around in a vintage red convertible. Be still our hearts.

As for Jones, she and Coppola are long time friends after meeting in 2003, so there is sure to be magic in that arena, too.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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