Sydney Bucksbaum
March 21, 2018 1:20 pm
A24

Dating is hard, especially as a millennial and *especially* in LA. But when you look, sound, and act like Andrew Garfield, dating should be a breeze, right? That’s (partly) why Garfield’s new movie, Under the Silver Lake, looks absolutely bonkers in every sense of the word.

Garfield plays a dude who turns his life upside down trying to get a second date with a girl he met and had one of those once-in-a-lifetime nights with only to find out she moved away all of a sudden that very same night, never to be seen or heard from again.

Seriously, this movie looks wild, guys.

From the director of It Follows, Under the Silver Lake is described as “a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.” Starring Garfield as Sam, a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in LA.

From dog killers, to aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) everything, Under the Silver Lake has it all.

The first trailer for the mystery comedy thriller just dropped, and it shows Sam slowly going insane as he tries to unravel the truth about Sarah’s disappearance. Is this all in his head, and his neighbor truly just moved in the middle of the night, or is there something more sinister going on?

Watch and judge for yourself.

It really should not be this hard for Andrew Garfield to get a second date. But, well, here we are.

Uncover the mystery when Under the Silver Lake hits theaters on June 22nd.

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