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Watch the Trailer and an Exclusive Clip from Anna Paquin Pot-Dealing Thriller Free Ride

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Watch the Trailer and an Exclusive Clip from Anna Paquin Pot-Dealing Thriller <em>Free Ride</em>
Watch the Trailer and an Exclusive Clip from Anna Paquin Pot-Dealing Thriller <em>Free Ride</em>

True Blood star Anna Paquin swaps out blood suckers for drug pushers in the forthcoming Free Ride, a pot-smuggling thriller that's set in 1970s Florida, and opens in select theaters and on VOD platforms this Friday. Written and directed by Shana Betz, who based the material on her own life story, the movie co-stars Sopranos vet Drea de Matteo, who plays Sandy, the woman who shows Paquin's Christina the ropes of an underworld (de Matteo's inclusion makes Free Ride a union of HBO princesses to boot). We've got an exclusive clip from the film below, along with the official, just-released poster and trailer. But first, check out a quick synopsis from distributor Phase 4 Films:

“In search of a better life for her family and desperate to escape her tumultuous relationship, Christina (Anna Paquin) hastily moves to Florida and enters the dangerous world of the high-stakes underground drug scene. She quickly learns that dealing drugs at the height of South Florida's smuggling heyday has its price. As law enforcement closes in on Christina and her drug operation, she must find a way to salvage the life she has desperately worked to repair before it all comes crashing down.”

Watch the Trailer for Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said, James Gandolfini’s Penultimate Film

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Watch the Trailer for Nicole Holofcener’s <em>Enough Said</em>, James Gandolfini’s Penultimate Film
Watch the Trailer for Nicole Holofcener’s <em>Enough Said</em>, James Gandolfini’s Penultimate Film

You can't help but feel pangs of heartache watching the trailer for Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said (below), the second-to-last film to feature James Gandolfini (his crime drama Animal Rescue is set for release in 2014). Such is the feeling that Fox Searchlight, who just unveiled the trailer, is surely hoping to elicit with the film itself, which only recently secured a firm release date (the movie opens in select theaters Sept. 20 before a wider rollout). Since Enough Said was previously unlisted on September release schedules, one could certainly presume that the indie studio has bumped it forward to cash in on Gandolfini grief, which feels a bit icky. But, then again, who doesn't want to see Gandolfini back on screen ASAP, even posthumously, particularly in a film that seems to be, at least where he's concerned, genuinely tender?