'Manglehorn' - Premiere - 71st Venice Film FestivalArt sort of imitates life in "The Humbling," a small indie movie starring Al Pacino as an aimless washed-up actor.

Some critics are saying "The Humbling" and "Manglehorn" (both of which debuted at the Venice Film Festival) represent a comeback for Pacino. Judging by the new trailer for "The Humbling," he's at least going in the right direction.

Pacino bought the rights to the story, written by Philip Roth, and produced it himself. He plays an aging theater star who has "lost his appetite," as the actor told Deadline. He starts to get his mojo back when he romances a much younger lesbian (Greta Gerwig).

The sterling cast of "The Humbling" includes Dianne Wiest, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, and Dan Hedaya. The movie has yet to get a release date.