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2012. 97 Minutes. Rated R.
Quote: America is not a country. It’s a business.
Killing Them Softly is another notch on Brad’s belt. Wanna know a guy with some range? Brad Pitt, that’s the guy. What can’t he do? He made me care about BASEBALL while watching Money Ball. That’s talent.
This movie cuts right to the chase. It tells a good story without wasting our time. It doesn’t invent a bunch of extra junk and drag us through boring plot devices. It’s got simple goals, and for that reason, it succeeds.
2012. 95 Minutes. Rated R
“Let’s get this party started!”
Another movie about a bunch of college students piling into a car and driving out to an isolated cabin in the woods, for a weekend of drinking, sex, and debauchery, only to be violently murdered one by one by an evil something-or-other? They couldn’t even come up with an original title! This genre is completely played out!
I admit it. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies (let’s not talk about how many times I’ve watched 27 Dresses, mmkay? And I agree, Katherine Heigl is a stupid little liar! But hope springs eternal, and I can’t tear myself away from them). There is something satisfying about the boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back plot. FWB enhances the romantic comedy with strong realistic humor and dialogue, and allows the characters to acknowledge romantic comedies are ridiculous and misleading… but they’d still like real life to pan out that way.