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Not Without Flaws, But Still Entertaining And Funny,
This review is from: After the Sunset (Widescreen New Line Platinum Series) (DVD)
Okay, so After the Sunset certainly isn't a film that you'd be hearing about at the Oscars. It's not even a good caper movie, but it is funny. While the movie is surrounded around one great caper, the caper itself is nothing special, nothing we haven't seen before, and without any surprises. As a caper movie, it flops. As a comedy, it's, well, pretty good.
Brosnan and Hayek star as Max and Lola, two thieves ready to give up their caper lifestyle and retire to the Caribbean. Lola is excited about quitting-- she would rather spend her time scuba diving and watching sunsets with Max. Max, on the other hand, learns that a big fat diamond is on public display, coincidentally on the same island that he is now living on with Lola. He can't get the jewel out of his head. Then we have Stan (Harrelson). He's an FBI agent who teams up with a local cop named Sophie with the hopes of finally nabbing Max, whom he's been chasing for seven years. Toss in a gangster played by Don Cheadle, some funny one-liners, and lots of bronzed skin and you have yourself the perfect popcorn flick.
What's funny is that Brosnan and Harrelson have more chemistry than Brosnan and Hayek. I found myself wanting to skip the parts with Hayek just to get straight to Harrelson! These two are so funny together, especially in one noteworthy scene where they end up in bed together. Brosnan and Hayek make a beautiful couple no doubt, but their relationship seems forced and somewhat awkward. But at least they're nice to look at. All in all, this is just a funny and sometimes goofy movie. Not much in the caper arena, but funny nonetheless. Check it out sometime -- RECOMMENDED.
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Initial post: Aug 9, 2010 11:08:27 AM PDT
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"the caper itself is nothing special, nothing we haven't seen before, and without any surprises."
Oh how smart and cunning are your observations Mrs. Quinn.
Please enlighten us where exactly have you seen something exactly like it? "well I didn't say it was exactly the same, blah blah" Oh, well if it isn't that criteria you use to criticize, then why do we watch 007 movies for the last 38 years or whatever it is? Once you've seen one, the other 22 (or however many they are) are milking the same idea to death, aren't they? Still, it is one of the most successful movie series of all times wouldn't you say?, and that is owed not in any negligible amount, to the charm, and sometimes "frivolous" acting nature and charisma of Connery and Moore. They got no Oscars thou'!!!
Yeah, me too, I wasn't impressed - Nothing I haven't seen before: beautiful women, charming men with style, tasteful comedy. etc. I mean they are not that common, in fact some of the above mentioned are becoming quite rare in recent years as I recon, but who cares about that?? I want to see aliens with gouged-out eyes, stupidity and foul language beyond anything I've ever seen. I want to be shocked, surprised, grossed out, bored to my limits with succulent stories of ever whining feminists and discontented dysfunctional individuals with messed up values. Yeah that is good.. I want to see something I have never seen. That is why I don't go to see the best paintings at the museum or listen to the best musical works ever written, because they are nothing I haven't seen or heard before. Isn't this your point MRS Quinn??
I wish at least one movie like this would come out once a year. But guess what: they don't come out so often.
Instead the market is saturated with explosion/meaningless fecal matter, and you have something negative to say about After the Sun Set. Wow!!
Oh well, it is not going to get the Oscar...! I've seen depressing movies I would never care to se them again who got Oscars.
Also tell us what have you done that is even remotely funny and attractive in the way this picture is? Have you? Or you can only criticize?!?
So my question is, I guess: what is the point of your review Mr. Quinn? Don't watch this movie `cause it don't deserve an Oscar?
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