In The Visitor, the great Richard Jenkins stars as a disillusioned Connecticut economics professor named Walter Vale, whose life is change by a chance encounter in New York City.
In its best moments, the film is a celebration of the transformative power of music, as elderly, worn down Walter learns the drums from an energetic and likable illegal immigrant, and the trailer does its best to highlight that. It’s also a meditation on the issue of immigration, and though that’s only lightly touched on in the trailer.
Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman
April 11, 2008