Some of our favorite Hamptons residents and visitors are starring in the season’s most popular films, including a number of movies currently playing at theaters around the country. We share three films that opened on Christmas and their trailers below.
Recent Hamptons visitor Leonardo DiCaprio—who kicked back at The Surf Lodge in Montauk and enjoyed a Nancy Atlas show with girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach—stars in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, which had a limited theatrical release on Christmas day. DiCaprio’s first film since his Oscar-nominated turn in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013, The Revenant tells the story of 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass, who sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Also stars always-watchable British sensation Tom Hardy (watch Hardy in The Drop on Netflix—it’s fantastic).
Amagansett resident and longtime Hamptonite Alec Baldwin is constantly working and always putting out films, podcasts and television performances. His latest movie, Concussion, is a real-life biopic of accomplished Pittsburgh pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who uncovers the truth about brain damage in professional football players who suffer multiple concussions during normal play. Baldwin plays Dr. Julian Bailes, the doctor who believed Omalu and helped get the NFL and the world to recognize the link between football head trauma and problems with depression, dementia, hyper-aggression and suicide. Opened in theaters on Christmas day.
Hamptons fan and regular Bradley Cooper and recent visitor Jennifer Lawrence (who partied here with Amy Schumer over the summer) had excellent chemistry in David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook—now they’re back onscreen together in Russell’s newest film, Joy. Based on the life of Long Island-born businesswoman, entrepreneur and inventor Joy Mangano (of HSN and huggable hangers fame), Joy is about her creation of a business dynasty in spite of betrayal, treachery and duplicitous adversaries. Throughout it all, Joy’s inner life and imagination carry her through terrible adversity. Lawrence plays Mangano while Cooper plays QVC exec Neil Walker. Opened in theaters on Christmas day.