Kathryn Hahn has a knack for casting great roles, and she delivers something different in the trailer for Tiny Beautiful Things.
“My life is a mess. My husband kicked me out a few days ago. My daughter hates me,” says Hahn’s Claire at the top of the trailer for the Hulu dramedy.
“How did I get so far from the person I wanted to be? What would I call my 22-year-old self?”
“Stop worrying whether you’re fat. Who gives a—? Stop obsessing about your nose. Your nose is perfect. Don’t take your mom for granted. She won’t be here forever, she says.
If we take the trailer at face value, Claire has to pick up the pieces of what happened in her 20s, including the shocking death of her mother, if she wants to move on to a very different chapter of her life. He has to accept.
We see Claire’s relationship with her daughter deteriorate, and in flashback, it’s a similar story to how Claire’s relationship with her mother went all those years ago.
Claire is worried about ending up in an argument with her daughter, only for something terrible to happen.
It’s an excellent concept for a TV series, and is armed with a fantastic cast; it should be fine.
Based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, “Tiny Beautiful Things” follows Claire (Kathryn Hahn), a flamboyant writer who becomes a revered advice columnist while her own life is falling apart, Logline teases.
“When we first meet Claire, her marriage with her husband Danny is having a hard time; her teenage daughter, Rae, is pushing her away; and her once-promising writing career is non-existent.”
“So when an old writing friend asks her to take over as advice columnist Dear Sugar, she thinks she has no business giving advice to anyone.”
“Reluctantly taking on the sugar coating, however, Claire’s life becomes tangled in an intricate web of memory, exploring the most pivotal moments from her childhood to the present day and her unhealed wounds finding beauty, struggle and Excavates humor.”
“Through Sugar, Claire does what it takes for her readers — and herself — to show us that we are not beyond rescue, that our stories can ultimately save us.”
“And, perhaps, bring us back home.”
Check out the trailer below.
Tiny Beautiful Things launches exclusively on Hulu on April 7th.
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