Forcing us to ponder ̵
Like a gritty bread and butter slipped into a plate of wonderfully tangy kosher dills, the trailer for An American pickle is quite a bit sweeter than its extremely silly premise may have led you to expect. Unlike the platter-destroying nonsense, however, it does not appear to be complete on the saccharine, instead contrasting Herschel’s comedic optimism with deeper issues of faith, family and death. Also David Bowie, because we have to give it up for the movie: A guy who fell into a pickle vat in 1920 and then appeared in American society 100 years later would probably have some difficulty getting along with David Bowie.
An American pickle debuts on HBO Max on August 6.