They managed to endure an avalanche, but their relationship might not.
Comedy legends Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell play a married couple on a family vacation with their two kids when disaster strikes in the trailer for their new film “Downhill,” reported Entertainment Weekly.
In the midst of enjoying their ski adventure in the Alps, an avalanche strikes and Ferrell’s character (Pete) abandons his family to get himself out of harm’s way.
While everyone came out physically unscathed, Louis-Dreyfus (Billie) is livid over Ferrell’s cowardly actions.
"It looked like it was gonna kill us," she impassionately recounts the incident. "The kids were screaming cause it felt like we were gonna die.”
She adds, “I look over at Pete and he had grabbed his phone. Pete left us!"
But Ferrell tries to come up with a way to justify his actions. “I didn’t leave you to be buried,” he claims. “I ran to get help.”
While continuing to grapple with the trust issues that have risen to the surface in the aftermath of the traumatic episode, the pair befriend a younger couple who quickly side with Louis-Dreyfus’ character by adding, “I wouldn’t leave my family to die.”
Besides multiple arguments and uncomfortable interactions, the trailer also features dramatic vistas of the Austrian Alps, scenes of Ferrell getting down at a club and even a classic Louis-Dreyfus pratfall.
Directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (“The Descendants”), the black comedy-drama is an English-language remake of the 2014 Swedish indie “Force Majeure.”
With the tagline “A Different Kind of Disaster Movie,” “Downhill” is sure to be the ultimate awkward - and hilarious - Valentine’s date night when it hits theaters on February 14th.