The most fascinating characters in the world are econ profs, but you’d never guess this from watching feature films. So on one level I’m happy to see that The Visitor, which arrives in theaters tomorrow, dares to make its protagonist a member of this remarkable occupation.

Judging from the trailer, the movie is nothing special, but perhaps it’s paving the way for a runaway success for the forthcoming Freakonomics movie.

It could happen!