Thursday, May 21, 2009

MOVIE: RockNRolla (2008)

Guy Richie wrote and directed two of my favorite movies: Snatch & Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He recently wrote and directed RocknRolla, a movie about real estate scams, modern white street hustlers, the Russian mafia, and a waifish, back-stabbing, smoking hot accountant.

Guy Richie movies all have a very common formula. There's a cranky, old, mafia-type guy. Young, street-smart hustler guys. Big guns. A scrappy brawler. Usually an animal or two. Lot's of clever turns of phrase combined with creative use of profanity. And a plot that intertwines between several groups of characters who ultimately have a glorious confrontation in the end. RockNRolla follows that formula to the letter. Anyone who enjoys the Guy Richie equation will undoubtedly enjoy this movie.

I totally loved it. Great acting from everyone involved. Very good (though not original) writing. Awesome direction and pacing. Lots of quotable material. Laughs everywhere. Much enjoyment resulted.

I'd recommend it for a date flick. Not something for the kids. But waaay worth a rental.

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