Saturday, December 1, 2012

7 Psychopaths, a Movie Review

OK, 7 Psychopaths has an all star cast including Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken. This film had been on our list for weeks to see. However, other big name movies took priority. You may have never heard of it, although it got good reviews, it did not get a lot of exposure. 

The basic story line is about a screen writer writing a story about 7 Psychopaths. Characters include a dog thief, his dapper accomplice, and an Irish alcoholic. I'll leave the story there. On to the mechanics, if you have an issue with blood, move along. 

Within the first five minutes, two mobsters are knocked off.  I will say, that particular psychopath (No.1)  is effective and clean. There are others - not so much. And, there is one dog who plays a lead role. (And I'll will tell you up-front - the dog does not get killed. I sat on the edge of my seat ready to leave if they killed Bonnie (the dog). But I digress.)

There were times I turned to my DH, and said, "What the ___?" Other times, the story got a little muddled. But, by the end, it wrapped up very well, like a neat bow on a present. Not, happily ever after, but what non-Disney movie these days does end that way.

It is hard to explain the movie without giving the story away, which I don't want to do. But, I will say, it is worth seeing, and watching all the way through. It is bloody but not violent - my opinion. (Or my justification.)

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