Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal head to 1960 for Paul Dano’s Wildlife trailer

The directorial debut of Paul Dano, co-written with longtime partner Zoe Kazan, Wildlife joins so many ’50s and early-’60s period pieces in dissecting the perfect American nuclear household. Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, and young Ed Oxenbould star as a Montana family strained by economic and emotional turbulence; here’s the film’s first trailer. Play it on mute to imagine your own parents’ voices, their increasingly angered shouting still so crystal clear in your ears! You close your browser window, you close your bedroom door, yet still you hear them. Why can’t they just love each other? Why can’t they just love each other…?

Anyway, Wildlife hits theaters October 19.

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