Thursday, November 8, 2012

“Seven Psychopaths” – A few things you should know.

One – You wouldn’t think a movie released in October about a dog kidnapping gone awry would be one of the best films of the year, but Seven Psychopaths is definitely top five.

Two – The cast was amazing from top to bottom. Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken turned in stellar performances. In fact, this might be the best performance Farrell has ever given.

Three – The actual seven psychopaths are not the same people that appear on the movie poster or the trailers. What might have been the only flaw with this film, Abbie Cornish and Olga Kurylenko might have been hilarious psychopaths if given the chance, but were relegated to girlfriends with little screen time; Kurylenko only appearing in a single short scene.

Four – Sam Rockwell is a genius and might be the most underrated actor in Hollywood. As good as Farrell, Harrelson, and Walken were, this film isn’t half as good without Rockwell.

Five – The plot is about more than a kidnapped dog. Farrell plays a screenwriter who is trying to write a screenplay called “Seven Psychopaths.” Rockwell is his friend and wants to help Farrell finish it, doing so in more ways than just brainstorming ideas. As the movie moves along, we meet the different psychopaths, some made up and some real.

Six – There is an “aha” moment in the film where you, as the viewer, realize the cleverness of this film. Granted, it’s not subtle – the film all but spells it out – but that light bulb going on will make you feel really good.

Seven – Seriously, Sam Rockwell took this film to another level.

Rating: Worth all your money and then some. It’s rare to find a movie this complete.

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