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First Trailer for “When You Finish Saving the World” Gives First Look at Jesse Eisenberg’s Directorial Debut

The first trailer for When You Finish Saving the World has finally been released online. Written and directed by Jesse Eisenberg, who bases the screenplay off his audio drama of the same name, the movie stars Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard, Alisha Boe, Jay O. Sanders, Billy Bryk and Eleonore Hendricks.

Its plot synopsis reads, “High school student Ziggy performs original folk-rock songs for an adoring online fan base. This concept mystifies his formal and uptight mother, Evelyn, who runs a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse.”

Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson saw the movie at the Sundance Film Festival and stated that Eisenberg’s directorial debut is “a dramedy that never seems overly concerned with going too far in either direction. The comedy is sporadic and incredibly low-key, while the drama is never particularly intense. Mostly, it’s observational in its nature, watching our protagonists as they flounder, even if much of it is of their own making.” You can read his full review of the film here.

You can watch the trailer below and see the movie exclusively in theatres on January 20, 2023:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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