Monday, October 8, 2012
Seven Psycopaths Movie Review
Seven Psycopaths Movie Review, Written by: Karen Benardello Director: Martin McDonagh (‘In Bruges’) Starring: Colin farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish and Woody Harrelson Unsympathetic crime bosses who are determined to get whatever they want, at the expense of the lives of the people around them, is one of the main characteristics of crime films. But when a screenwriter humanely looks at the all of the characters’ struggles between wanting to do something spiritual, as well as dark and deranged, the result is a comedic satire of modern day criminals. The new crime comedy ‘Seven Psychopaths’ takes a humorous look at what leads people to become a psychopathic criminal, and the constant struggle their friends take to help them. ‘Seven Psychopaths’ follows Los Angeles screenwriter Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell), who’s past his deadline on his latest script and is at the end of his girlfriend Kaya’s (Abbie Cornish) patience. His efforts to fix his professional and personal lives are constantly disrupted by his best friend, struggling actor Billy (Sam Rockwell). With the Jack of Diamonds killer murdering thugs across the city in an effort to clean up the city, Billy recommends Marty look to him for inspiration for the first psychopath in his script, also titled ‘Seven Psychopaths.’ But Billy’s well-intentioned attempts to help Marty soon spiral into a whirlwind of crime. Billy and his dognapping business partner Hans (Christopher Walken) are faced with trouble when they inadvertently take Bonnie, the shih tzu belonging to gangster Charlie Costello (Woody Harrelson). Obsessed with his dog, Charlie vows to find and kill whoever stole Bonnie. Billy, Hans and Marty suddenly find themselves forced to hide from Charlie and his men, in order to protect their own lives, but Bonnie’s as well. While Billy thinks Marty is one of the best screenwriters of his generation, the scribe admirably has differing viewpoints from his friend on how crime scripts should be evolving. Marty, who has become known for writing violent films, insists that he wants to include a moral in his new film, showing crime movies can be spiritual and focus on love and peace, while also being dark and deranged. Through Marty’s moral struggles on which direction to take his script, ‘Seven Psychopath’s writer and director, Martin McDonagh, truthfully and comically showed the contradictory perspectives many crime action films are experiencing today. To continue reading this review, please visit Shockya.
Posted by karenbenardello at 9:11 AM