Rashida Jones’s Relationships Are “On the Rocks” in Trailer for Sofia Coppola’s Latest

It's been three long years since we've gotten a new film from Sofia Coppola. Her last was the Civil War-set erotic thriller The Beguiled, a remake of the Clint Eastwood film. It was a welcome change of pace after the self-absorbed Angelenos of Somewhere and The Bling Ring. She's changing things up again with her newest effort On the Rocks.

Set in New York City, it's the story of Laura (Rashida Jones), a mom with two kids who begins to suspect her husband (Marlon Wayans) might be having an affair. So she turns to her wealthy father (Bill Murray), who's no stranger to infidelity himself. Will their suspicion and reconnection cost Laura her marriage? Whatever happens, it will be a funny but sad journey, the kind Coppola excels at. This also means we'll be getting new music from Phoenix. Whether it will just be a score or a full-on companion album remains to be seen, but as a big fan of that band, it's just another reason to be excited for this project.

On the Rocks will premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 22. It will then have a limited theatrical release on October 2 and hit AppleTV+ on October 23.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.