Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Seven Psychopaths 2012

     Marty is behind on writing a movie screenplay and he's being gently reminded by his agent to get going!!  Marty likes to do a lot of drinking which hampers his writing.  Hans makes a living by kidnapping dogs and returning them for a reward.  His wife Myra is in the hospital with breast cancer, she wants Hans to get a REAL job instead of stealing for a living.  Billy is a real psychopath and also a dog kidnapper with Hans. His friends Hans and Marty don’t realize this until later.  Charlie is another psychopath with a little Shih Tzu dog kidnapped by Hans.  Bonnie’s dog sitter is nearly killed over the loss of Bonnie.  What will happen to Marty, Billy and Hans when Charlie discovers what really happened to Bonnie?
     This film has a good cast but this is acting-by-the numbers so their skills are not utilized.  It’s a weak screenplay about writing another weak screenplay.  It falls back on gratuitous violence to fill the gaps between the story lines.  How can this be called a comedy, I didn’t see anything funny?  2* (I didn’t like this movie)

110 min, Comedy directed by Martin McDonagh with Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Michael Stuhlbarg, Helena Mattsson, Michael Pitt, Linda Bright Clay.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 7.3 out of 10, 82% critic 73% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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