Saturday, November 24, 2007

Jason watches "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"

And it's a well-crafted, well-acted, intriguing thriller about two brothers in dire financial straits who hatch a plan to rob their parents' jewelry store. The story unfolds in various flashbacks from different perspectives as things go very, very bad. This movie is very, very mean--not many redeemable characters, if there are any at all.

But I'd rather talk about Marisa Tomei getting naked. I just wonder what happened to her since 1998 when she used a very obvious body double in "The Slums of Beverly Hills". Now she opens the movie by getting banged doggy-style by Philip Seymour Hoffman (who should not be getting naked on screen--shudder). Come to think of it, she got topless in "Factotum" two years ago, too. Anyway, I have no comment, just feel free to speculate away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The older brother character leads off my list of psychopaths in the movies. Not many movies end with the father killing his son and you really don't mind so much.