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AICN Exclusive WHILE SHE WAS OUT Trailer Premiere!

Hey, everyone. “Moriarty” here. I recently reviewed Susan Montford’s upcoming film WHILE SHE WAS OUT, and I’m quite fond of it. Anchor Bay, who has been experimenting more and more with theatrical distribution, is set to release this film using a platform strategy, and we’ve got your first look at the red-band trailer today. This is one of my favorite performances by Kim Basinger, and I hope people give the film a chance. It’s also a nice debut for Montford as a director, and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next. If you need any further incentive, did I mention that Guillermo Del Toro’s one of the producers? Check it out!

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • Oct. 25, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    TOO OLD!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    She's too old to have those kids. Sorry, but it's true.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    stunning bit of overacting on the part of Ms. Basinger, who is always uniformly terrible in everything she's in.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    The trailer failed at 1 min 25 secs in.

    by Julius Dithers

    Anyone else experiencing this?

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    failed for me at 0:00

    by BadMrWonka

    but it looked good up until then...

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    yeah trailer stopped on me too

    by StrokerX

    just when they were gonna point the gun at her va jay jay!

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Yep. Fails.

    by gotilk

    Only plays partially.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    "The trailer failed at 1 min 25 secs in."

    by Aeghast

    Make it 0 secs in

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Aeghast: sly double entendre!

    by Julius Dithers

    I'm gonna watch the Clint Eastwood trailer again. Is While She Was Out the Cindy McCain to Gran Torino's John McCain? Hurm...

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Get off my parking space!!

    by gotilk

    No, actually if you let it keep stuttering all the way till the end, if you hit play again it will play from beginning to end without stuttering. It takes a LONG time, but it works that way. At least it's not like the old days when you'd let it stutter to the end and they were so SCARED of letting you distribute their so-called "promotional material" because it would be saved in your browser's cache, the damned thing would start from the beginning again and stutter all the way through.. over and over. But this is almost as annoying. <br> <br> Is that Lukas Haas? Great role for him. This looks pretty interesting.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    if by "exclusive" you mean "clusterfuck"

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    One minute of goodness.

    by colinjbooth

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Trailer doesn't work at all for me

    by aversiontherapy2

    Is this another of those US-only things? You should really point those out, it takes 5 seconds of your time.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    It works.

    by gotilk

    Just do it like I said. Let it stutter (minimize it and walk away). When it finally stutters to the end, start it over and it plays through. I have seen the whole thing. Ends with yellow caution tape with the film's name as a logo, followed by a shot of what looks like some sort of clown statue with breathing in the background.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST


    by billyhitchcock


  • Oct. 25, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka


  • Oct. 25, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... I'll point out to our tech guys that some of you are having issues with the trailer. It worked for me, but I want to make sure it doesn't keep screwing up. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Finally got it to work,

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    but was subjected to a trailer device that irks me like no other: The ol' 'Christmas-Carol-Juxtaposing-Violence' trick. The suits must love, love, love that gimmicky crap.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Kim Basinger in... Death Wish Mom!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Looks okay although I've seen too many of these movies now from Death Wish to Death Sentence to The Brave One and they're all starting to merge into one another.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    what Mori meant to say was

    by Kloipy

    "Jeez all you talkbackers do is bitch and moan, did you know that talkbackers only make up .001 percent of the population that comes to this site? I hope you all rot in hell you dumb bastards!"

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST


    by dr sauch


  • Oct. 25, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Save your time and money

    by Rubiks Doob

    Crappy flash trailer that takes forever to load. A far more revelatory trailer has been on Youtube for a while. The Plot in a nutshell: Kim has an abusive husband but loves her kids. She goes to the mall to shop on Christmas and runs afowl of a gang of homicidal thugs led by Lucas Haas. She slowly picks off the thugs off one by one using wits and a convenient tool kit and prevails, gaining a gun from them. She comes home and then kills her husband with the gun and newfound feminine survival strength. It's Taxi Driver/Brave One + Cellular. And that's the whole movie. Yawn.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I'd watch this if only for...

    by I Own You

    the fact that Anchor Bay was smart enough to put 'Profit' on DVD. If they make smart choices with home distribution, I hope they'd make the same considerations with theatrical.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Rubiks Doob

    by Strelnikov!

    Straw Dogs would be a closer comparison than Taxi Driver or Brave one. (On a side note, I love violent movies set at Christmas time. This was giving me flashbacks of Gremlins and Die Hard.)

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    David Cronenberg + Neil Jordan + James Wan =

    by Brian

    THIS. It looks good. I'll watch it on cable. Grand Torino is A MUST-SEE. This is almost there. I like the way it's shot and edited. The thug actors look genuinely scary and evil. Cool.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting

    by Mr.Krinkle

    I like the concept: an innocuous act of criticism spiraling into something crazy. I also like horror/thrillers set at the yuletide season. Looks like it's not by the numbers at all, so I'll check it out. Thanks again for Thursday night Mori! Trick 'R Treat was awesome!

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by SugaMouth

    Not good. Guillermo or no, this looks like a turd.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Finally found a watchable version on another site...

    by googamooga

    Looks OK, but damn, they give away almost every death in the trailer.

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    It works, just a slow download

    by Turd Furgeson

    Very slow, but it works....

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Isn't Don Murphy the guy

    by Turd Furgeson

    who got all butt hurt during the Transformer Talkbacks and yelled at us over the internet for like 3 months??

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    What I meant is..

    by Aeghast

    ..that the trailer failed to get me interested in the movie, that's all :)))

  • Oct. 25, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by Darkman

    Kind of like Basinger's CELLULAR character got dropped into JUDGMENT NIGHT. <br><br> Also, 'too old'? 'Overacting'? Jesus, Alec, let it go.

  • Oct. 26, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Piven...

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    ...was great it Judgment Night.

  • Oct. 26, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Hey it's an interesting domestic drama...

    by Gozu

    OH SNAP! Gangstas! Way to take a completely uninteresting turn. I thought she was going to be a killer housewife or something.

  • Oct. 26, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Turd, I think that was Memories of Murder.

    by Garbage

  • Oct. 26, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Love revenge flicks.

    by Veraxus

    Can't wait to see this!

  • Oct. 27, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    wow. I wonder what happens.

    by dirty john

  • April 17, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    is this torture porn?

    by smudgewhat

    attractive mom hunted / taunted / psychologically tortured by young aggressive males. not interested. nor am i interested in Saw, movies 1 through 100.