Sunday, May 22, 2016


There's good actors in this movie. Including the stars: Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. But it's co-written and directed by Shane Black, which turns out to be the problem. How did these two seemingly talented and intelligent movie stars get involved with a script that is marketed as a comedy but at times goes beyond even the most extremely tasteless dialogue and action of what dishearteningly has become "the norm" by placing pornographic language in the mouth of an innocent young girl and placing her in pornographic and physically violent situations.

Women are so mistreated in this movie I'm surprised there wasn't a picket line of activist feminists outside the theater. Yes there were moments of comedy between the stars that had me laughing, and there were even moments of touching drama, though fleeting. But there was too much gratuitous female nudity and violence against females in a plot that seemed put together with duct tape, all making me wish I hadn't bought a ticket. But my teenage son enjoyed it (saying he hadn't expected much anyway). Your call.

No comments: