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Martin Freeman deal with a bizarre romantic mishaps in quirky Ode to Joy trailer

July 10th, 2019 | by vBollywood Author

Martin Freeman can be seen literally falling head-over-heels in love with Deadpool actress Morena Baccarin in EW’s exclusive trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Ode to Joy.

The Black Panther star is starring the film as Charlie, a man in fortys with a rare condition called cataplexy, which causes him to faint when he experiences strong emotions — “mainly joy,” he explains in the new preview (above).

“Being in a relationship is about being happy,” Charlie continues between scenes that show him passing out at a wedding and nearly hitting concrete after winning a game of racquetball. “I can’t do that.”

He unexpectedly meets with Francesca (Baccarin), a free-spirited woman he’s thankful to meet. As expected, he falls in love with her charming personality and high spirits, he can’t spend the entirety of a relationship unconscious, instead sets her up with his brother, Cooper (Jake Lacy).

Things get awkward when Francesca and Charlie repress their respective feelings while seeing other people they’re (less) interested in, and the movie seemingly charts a bumpy course toward their blissful reunion.

“You’ve gotta stick your neck out sometime. Life will pass you right by,” a friend tells Charlie, while Francesca’s Aunt Lydia (Jane Curtin) encourages her to reconnect with her tormented almost-beaux: “You can’t keep yourself from loving someone just because you’re afraid you’re going to lose them.”

Ode to Joy is directed by Modern Family producer Jason Winer and also starring Melissa Rauch and Shannon Woodward. The film is in theaters on August 9, the same day it hits VOD and digital platforms. Watch the new trailer above.

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