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Passion Play

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A terrific cast will hold you spellbound in this one of a kind seductive thriller from the screenwriter of The Recruit. The last thing washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool (Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler) wanted to do was betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon (Academy-Award-nominee Bill Murray, Lost in Translation). But it may be the last thing he does unless he can deliver Lily (Megan Fox, Transformers), a beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction. The stakes can't get any higher for the two lovers as they try to elude the merciless killer who will stop at nothing to keep Lily for himself. Kelly Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) costar in this gritty and unpredictable tale of redemption in the hard-boiled tradition of classic film noir.

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  • Actors: Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans, Kelly Lynch
  • Directors: Mitch Glazer
  • Producers: Dan Dubiecki, Rebecca Wang, Megan Ellison, Andrea Chung
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LYWPZE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,233 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Passion Play" on IMDb

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By Wayne Shields on October 5, 2011
Format: DVD
I really liked this movie a lot. I watched it on cable one night with no expectations.
Mickey Rourke was fantastic as the burnt out trumpet soloist Nate and Megan Fox was quite good in a role
that allowed her to stretch her wings a bit (no pun intended lol).

I loved the whole David Lynch styled atmosphere of the film and couldnt find too many things to say about it
except I believe the critics were wrong. They are like vultures and will pick off a film if they feel the others
circling - sometimes I believe movies are dismissed because of what their peers think.

To go into the plot at all will spoil it for those who havent seen it, but this is definatley one
of Rourke's most interesting roles since Angel Heart and Bill Murray is sensational as the bad guy.

Dont listen to the critics - they got it wrong - Passion Play is a suprislingly excellent little film with touches
of Noir and is shot with an arthouse sensibility. And with the drivel that is being spewed out of the pens and
studios of Hollywood at the moment this is one of the more original films to come along in a long time.
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Sometimes you wonder what known and respected actors do when they are not starring in popular movies or box-office successes. "Passion Play" partially answers the question. This is one original and touching project, which stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray - quite fascinating casting.

Mickey Rourke plays Nate, a famous, has-been trumpet player, who we meet at the beginning of the film. He just finished a gig, and just when he was getting ready to go home, somebody hits him on the head. Next thing, he is in the Mexican desert, ready to be executed by a hit man. Amazingly, some strangers save him, just about when he was ready to say goodbye for good. However, he is left alone, without transportation or means of communication, wandering in the desert. Eventually, he finds a traveling carnival in the middle of nowhere, where he meets Lily, an incredibly beautiful woman, who happens to have wings - a bird woman, she calls herself. He falls for her and tries to take her away. Unfortunately, he is discovered by Sam (Rhys Ifans), the owner of the carnival, who will not allow his main attraction to be taken away. Amazingly again, just when Nate is going to be whacked by Sam, he is saved at the last minute, this time by Lily herself. They run away, with Sam promising to get her back. Once in the city, Nate makes a deal with Happy Shannon (Bill Murray), a gangster, to spare his life and debt, and make some profit together, by using Lily in an attraction, namely a lucrative freak. Sadly for Nate, things don't go as planned, and he will soon realize his mistake.

"Passion Play" is different, and, as I said, original. It plays as a fantasy, and should be watched as such. It is a story about love and redemption, aided by stylish cinematography by Christopher Doyle. It is worth a look. (USA, 2010. color, 94 mins). Reviewed on June 6, 2011 exclusively by Eric Gonzalez for Image Entertainment.
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I'm not usually a fan of the art house type of movies, but this one really pulled at my heartstrings. I think that part of it was the bittersweet story of love and redemption. Part was due to the gorgeous cinematography. I also enjoyed the great performances of Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, and even Megan Fox did an admirable job in a low-key way. "Passion Play" was unusual and intriguing. I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this movie and I loved it enough to buy it. I highly recommend this one.
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The references others have made to David Lynch are correct, Sam Shepard or even Edgar Allan Poe might also be cited as spiritual fathers of this movie. Fans of 'mystical' noir such as [I]Wild at Heart, Fool for Love[/I] or [I]Wicker Park[/I] should like this.
The good: Megan Fox is super-gorgeous as always (so much so that she's almost painful to look at, but in a good way), and gives what may be her best acting performance, the sparse New Mexico desert locations are appropriately somber and otherworldly, and the story - while far from 'unpredictable, as the back cover claims - is certainly not your average American movie fare, this almost looks more like a European art film. No car chases, nothing explodes, no cops, no doctors, no lawyers. Not even Zombies. There are guns, however, which brings us firmly back stateside.
Always nice to see Bill Murray, and I'm sure he enjoyed this one, being so totally different from his usual roles.
The not-so-good: Can't recall a movie since some of the Marilyn Monroe ones from the 50's where a woman as young and beautiful as Megan was the object of desire of geezers as yucky as these two, which makes it a li'l hard to relate to the characters. The contrast is just too huge. Mickey Rourke used to be a heartthrob back in the 80's...holy crap, what happened?!? Drugs, booze, smokes & boxing...that it?
Yes, yes, I know it's supposed to be a sort of 'parable', but still.......
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Liked this better the second time I saw it, I do love the ending. However the contrast between the young beauty of Megan Fox and the two old guys was just too much to be believable, so from a girl's POV this started to enter strange waters. I also have a hard time picturing Mickey Rourke as anybody but Marv in "Sin City." The period, I'm guessing, is the early 60s (pre-Beatles) with the dial phones and beehive hairdos. I also wondered why Nate would pawn his trumpet rather than all the gold jewelry he was wearing.

The cinematography was lovely. It could have been more mystical (I loved the introduction of Megan's character--that was spooky) it could have been more gangster-like, it could have been a comment about the generation gap, it just didn't seem to have a particular story to tell other than exactly what the dialogue was on the surface. It could also have had better pretend-trumpet playing by Rourke. Not only did he have his back turned most of the time and his breathing was not in synch, but suddenly a piano came in on the soundtrack and you were like where is he hiding? But I think it was meant to represent Lilly's feeling of transport when he played just for her. After all, she was a fan.

I got the feeling Megan Fox kind of hung on to Rourke and Murray because she thinks she "can't fly" as an actor, but if anyone saw what a terrific effort she threw herself into in "Jennifer's Body" (writer: Diablo Cody), where she got to make fun of her looks and what people might think she is really like and be a monster and do stunts and really not deal with those issues at all about being "still" and "beautiful" they would know she can act.
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