Michel Gondry became an indie favorite thanks to movies like 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the weird, offbeat 2008 flick Be Kind Rewind. When his latest film, last year’s offbeat superhero Seth Rogan vehicle The Green Hornet, was released, however, a resounding shrug was felt. Even his recent, twee take on Taxi Driver got more love.
It looks like Gondry’s next project, however, is a back on track. The trailer for The We and The I, which will premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, dropped today. The movie seems to follow some Bronx high school students on the bus home from the last day of school. From what we can tell, it’s a coming-of-age type tale that takes place aboard one of nature’s most dreaded vessels: a bus full of rowdy kids.
And while rumors about that there’s some secret plot to the film that the trailer is avoiding, what we’re seeing—even if it’s not as revolutionary as some of Gondry’s earlier work is heralded to be—looks a lot less painful than two hours of a spandex-clad Rogan fighting crime.