571. Mortdecai

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Title: Mortdecai
Director: David Koepp
Year: 2015
Run time: 1hr 47m

“Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan McGregor lead an all-star cast in this criminally funny comedy. After a priceless painting is stolen, shady art dealer Charlie Mortdecai is recruited by an old rival to get it back. Mortdecai questions his rival’s intentions, but takes the job for the money and to keep his high-maintenance wife happy. With the help of his manservant, Mortdecai must face terrorists, angry Russians, and more in a hilarious globe-trotting chase.”

Live blog

1:52 – What kind of accent is he going for there?
5:39 – Like the map and zoom in to the house.
8:01 – “What is it, the 5th?” “The 26th.”
8:17 – Love Bettany.
16:52 – What’s up with these impressive casts making terrible films?

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Conclusions

Most of the reviews I saw of this were less than positive but it has such a good cast I couldn’t resist giving it a peek. Really shouldn’t have bothered. Not sure how so many awesome people can make something that is so dull and unfunny.

The best bit about the twenty minutes we watched was the swooping map transitions, if more of the film had been made up of that, I might have been able to keep my interest in it.

Rating: Unrated.

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