'To Leslie' Trailer: Andrea Riseborough Stars As An Alcoholic Who Wins The Lotto In Michael Morris' Drama

Addiction is one of the most tragic diseases that a person can fight. No matter your situation in life, if you are an addict, you will likely find some way to crash and burn. That’s exactly the case in the new film, “To Leslie.”

As seen in the trailer for “To Leslie,” the film follows the story of a woman who wins the lottery and is excited to find out how the life-changing money will help her and her family. Unfortunately, she’s an alcoholic, and as you might expect, the money doesn’t change her life for the best. It just adds to the terrible cycle she is experiencing. The cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney, Marc Maron, Andre Royo, Owen Teague, Stephen Root, James Landry Hebert, Matt Lauria, and Catfish Jean. “To Leslie” is directed by Michael Morris, who is probably best known for his TV work on projects such as “Shameless,” “Preacher,” and “Better Call Saul.” This marks his feature debut.

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In our review of “To Leslie,” we were amazed by Riseborough’s latest performance and said, “Riseborough is on fire, as always; she nails the wild mood swings, the spaciness, the sadness of this character, while also pinpointing the most necessary element of the great movie drunk performances – that it’s not about ‘acting drunk,’ it’s about trying and failing to act sober. It’s a role full of opportunities to chew scenery and crumble melodramatically, but she never sounds a false note; watch the way she says ‘It’s fine’ to a potential beau at a key moment, and how you immediately understand it to be a thing she’s probably said countless times, and never really meant.”

“To Leslie” arrives in theaters and VOD on October 7. You can watch the trailer below.

Here’s the synopsis:

Leslie is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind. With her charm running out and with nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it’s Sweeney, a lonely motel clerk, who takes a chance when no one else will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son.