The Confirmation – Official Trailer #1 – Maria Bello, Clive Owen

the confirmation The Confirmation stars Clive Owen as Walt, an alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter whose 8-year-old son, Anthony (Jaeden Lieberher) is feeling uneasy about spending the weekend with him, while his mum, Bonnie (Maria Bello) and her new husband Kyle (Matthew Modine) go to a Catholic retreat together.

Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox which he needs for an upcoming job. As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.

Sounds very ‘Awww… shucks’, but it actually looks pretty decent.

Written and directed by Bob Nelson, it also stars Stephen Tobolowsky, Robert Forster and Tim Blake Nelson, and since Bob Nelson also wrote 2013’s superb Nesbraska, I’m very much looking forward to this.

The Confirmation is released in the US on March 18th, but as of yet there’s no UK date.