Paparazzi (Widescreen Edition)
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- Widescreen & Full Screen on single disc
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Top Customer Reviews
1) Paul Abascal is a cool guy.
2) Many people dislike the paparazzi, and within this movie we can live out a little fantasy about things turning around on them.
3) The ending was great. Predictable, but good.
Don't go into this expecting a five star movie, but if you're looking for something entertaining and well done for what it is, this movie fits the bill.
The acting is fine, the direction is solid, and the subject is important and timely. If this was addressed sooner maybe the princess would still be with us.
Unlike most actioners, this film has a very important message. Actually two. Privacy is a right that should be everyones. Even celebrities. The second message is sometimes the press goes too far.
This movie is fun anywho and the action is solid enough tp ignore some plot holes.
Here, Cole Hauser is Hollywood's new golden boy action hero, Bo Laramie. Now that he's made the A-list, Bo naturally becomes prey for the PAPARAZZI, in this case a group of four led by Rex Harper (Tom Sizemore). After Laramie decks Rex for photographing the former's young son, Zach (Blake Bryan), the latter vows to destroy the star's life. One night, the photogs unintentionally cause the Laramie's car to become involved in an auto accident that puts Zach in the hospital with a coma. The paparazzis' involvement in the affair can't be proven, and they continue their harassment of the Laramies, subsequently painting Bo as a womanizer and his wife Abby (Robin Tunney) as a drug addict. Bo begins to get seriously annoyed.
PAPARAZZI is a guilty pleasure somewhat reminiscent of the first two films of the DEATH WISH series starring Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, an otherwise law abiding businessman who wrecks a terrible vengeance on assorted dirtbags who kill his wife and daughter. Paul's vigilantism is suspected by cop Frank Ochoa (Vincent Gardenia), who can't prove, and perhaps even sympathizes with, Kersey's involvement. Similarly in PAPARAZZI, police Detective Burton (Dennis Farina) gives Bo long, penetrating stares, but can't do much else.
Laramie's revenge on Rex and his pals goes way beyond "eye for an eye", although his method's credibility doesn't hold up to close viewer scrutiny. What makes the comeuppance so satisfying is that Sizemore plays a particularly venomous Harper opposite Hauser's Bo, who's a rather bland Mr. Nice Guy; Sizemore steals the show.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cole Hauser is great, low key actor. Plays the part very well.
nice acting job by cast. interesting story. well done. Cole
To many Critics. paparazzi's are the reason people hate individuals who would not be famous otherwise. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sterling R. Harris
The movie came when they said and I am pleased with the purchase.Published 12 months ago by Anthony Robinson
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