You know you’ve been there. We’ve all had that one person (maybe two) that we’d just love to off.
If you think that’s dark, just wait until you watch this trailer! Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife puts a delightfully sinister twist on the Buddy Comedy genre.
As the title suggests, there is a guy named Ward, he has a wife, and some people want to kill her. That’s pretty much the gist of the movie. Opening up on a casual guy’s day on the golf course, three best friends are debating whether or not everyone really “just gets one murder.” All funny banter…for now. Cut to, their fourth friend, Ward (Donald Faison), is MIA due to his wife’s inhibiting behavior. It’s Father’s Day and Ward can’t make it to any of the fun games his friends have planned! Enter Stacey…the dreaded wife. She’s throwing things, screaming obscenities, and Ward is clearly intimidated by her. Keep in mind this is a comedy!
Now Ward’s friends are determined to come to the rescue…but for whose sake, we’re not quite sure. After witnessing the extremes that this crazy woman has gone to, David (Patrick Wilson), has decided to bring the idea of killing Stacey to the group. Creatively, this trailer was done well, because as David explains his plan, we see Tom (Scotty Foley) already attacking Stacey, presumably out of anger. He smashes her face into a birthday cake, she slips, falls…and apparently dies from that. Total accident, but hey, it got the job done!
The ensuing turn of events plays out hilariously. They strategize how to dispose of the body and discuss the ways that this is going to be a good thing for Ward.
Now I completely realize that reading this sounds like a psycho-thriller, but trust me. The montage with the classical music playing over it makes for some hilariously cringe-worthy entertainment. Finally, Ward sits around with his friends and exclaims, “This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
This trailer is awesome. It hits all the right beats and it handles the subject matter in a darkly appropriate way. You should find yourself saying “Oh, no way!” but also laughing because it’s so hilariously far-fetched.
Between the four main characters, they all balance each other out and the cast here is great. Mostly B-listers but the talent across the board makes me want to see this film as soon as it’s released!
Anyway, please comment below with your opinions so I don’t sound like a total weirdo for enjoying this trailer!