Robert Pattinson is back in the sack with hottie Christina Ricci in a new trailer for his period piece “Bel Ami.” The video is fast becoming known as the butt crack trailer because Rob flashes some tail.
In the movie, Rob’s character, Georges Duroy, seduces a bevy of beauties played by Christina Ricci, Kristen Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman and Holliday Grainger.
The big-screen adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s steamy novel is all-about a social climbing. Rob’s rogue character seduces his way to the top of Parisian society, bedding one wealthy socialite after another.
His end-justifies-the-means (no pun intended, well, maybe) morality is ruthlessly played out on his feckless, bored beauties.
In this scene, Ricci, who plays Clotilde de Marelle, a married society woman, is bedded by the handsome Duroy. She eagerly awaits him in bed. Rob is shirtless (woo!) but gawd, what is he wearing?
His period long johns look a little ridiculous and, well, his butt crack is clearly exposed as he flops into bed. He swears affirmations to the beautify Clotilde that she, and he, know are just lies.
Another oddity about the scene is it’s lack of passion, while the dialogue seems stilted, uneven and unnatural.
The film had its world premiere out of competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February. Despite the all-star cast, the film reviews have been mixed at best. The picture currently has a 45 percent rating on rottentomatoes, a Web site that tracks reviews.
“For a heritage picture, Bel Ami looks awfully like a video-booth diary with the flattering luminosity of Vaseline on the lens,” wrote Tara Brady in The Irish Times.
“Georges is nowhere near likeable enough to make us enjoy his successes, and by the end he’s no more corrupt than he was at the start,” wrote Christopher Tookey, of London’s Daily Mail.
Audiences have been much kinder. Of those who’ve seen the film, 85 percent recommend it. Rob looks a little buffoonish in this scene; hopefully the rest of the movie is better. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts. .