Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Foreign Posters For American Movies That Will Make You Giggle

Without further ado...
  What's Your Number?

WHOA! The Sex List? France really gets to the point.


What I love about this one is that everyone's looking very Parisian--no uniform pink taffeta here, like in the U.S.--EXCEPT for Megan.

Twilight: Eclipse

Subtle and vampire-free.


Ribelle the Brave! I like it.

Something Borrowed

Pastel-happy, with the skyline in the diamond. I wonder how John Krasinski's perpetually troubled face translates overseas.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

White Castle isn't big in the UK (full disclosure: I never heard of it til I moved to New York). Hence: "munchies."

Young Adult

I think this Young Adult poster is kind of awesome... note the prominent spot the Hello Kitty shirt gets. And the only word in English on the whole thing? Juno.

The Switch

Especially because the American poster was so muted, I was shocked at this version, which looks like it's set against a still from the opening credits of Saved by the Bell. And check it out--there's Juno AGAIN!

Bride Wars

Ding ding.

Garden State

Kinda cute, right? But also a little strange in that 60 percent of the people on this poster are seen in one scene, and never again.

Mirror Mirror

Spieglein Spieglein, on the wall! What's the fairest poster of them all? Almost this one...

Black Swan

But oh my gosh, when it comes to beauty contests, this quartet of overseas ads completely takes the cake.

Magic Mike

Looks like Adam Rodriguez gets top billing in Russia, but Matthew McConaughey is nowhere to be found.

The Hunger Games

A LOT going on in this Japanese poster, including (I'm guessing) confirmation that Katniss is No. 1.

Sex and the City 2

The story behind this poster, which ran in several countries? The movie bowed around the same time as the World Cup, and the studio wanted to seem in-step with the cultural mood.

Knocked Up

A movie poster and anatomy lesson all in one! Yikes. That health-class aid was in the background of some American posters, too, but it just seems more prominent and unnverving here--perhaps it's the "EXTRA LANG!"

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