I’m always a sucker for films that choose to focus on a couple of characters, strip them down emotionally so that they (and the audience) aren’t distracted by anything else. Also, it’s exactly the kind of film a first-time director would be interested in taking on, though it might prove more challenging because of the lack of distractions.

But this possible challenge hasn’t deterred Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) from giving directing a try. It also helps when two of the screenwriters (Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair) have already penned Playing it Cool, which starred Evans, so there is perhaps some trust between them.

Before We Go, also starring Alice Eve (Star Trek Into DarknessShe’s Out of My League), is a romantic film about two strangers who meet in New York’s Grand Central Station after Eve’s character misses her train to Boston because she is robbed. Originally titled 1:30 Train, the film sees Evans doing double duty as both director and as one of the romantic leads.

You can check out the first trailer below! Before We Go will bow in select theaters September 4, but is available on VOD today.

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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