Friday, February 13, 2015

Good People 2014

Good People

     Tom and Anna Wright are Americans living in London.  They inherited a large house from a relative and Tom is doing the renovations.  They are living in a rented house and getting very strapped for cash.  They don’t have the money for their rent and Tom was served with a two-week eviction notice.  They have sublet the apartment below them to get a little more cash every month.  The tenant is becoming a problem because he watches a lot of TV and he likes the sound very loud.  Tom and Anna go into the apartment to talk about the noise and they find him dead?  He passed from a drug overdose.  When they go through his things to pack them up, they discover a lot of money in pounds stashed in a bag above a ceiling tile, $400,000 in dollars.  They decide to quietly take only the money they need for their debts.
     Tom and Anna don’t know there was also a suitcase filled with liquid heroin stashed near money.  Another thing they don’t know is that a group of very deadly men are searching for the money and the drugs.  They don’t care what they need to do to get their property back!!  If I had been beaten up and had two fingers broken like Tom, I would not be running around but I would be in the hospital on heavy painkillers!!  This film seems like a check-off list of just about everything that’s been done before in a thriller movie?  Did Franco and Hudson want a paid for trip to London?  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)

90 min, Action directed by Henrik Ruben Genz with James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Spruell, Michael Fox, Diarmaid Murtagh, Francis Magee, Omar Sy.

Note:  Imdb 5.5 out of 10, 11% critic 22% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*.
Special Note:  As if we needed more clues to determine the good and the bad sides, does the last name for Tom and Anna need to be Wright?

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