Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Ref
|03.21.08||DVD|| This ever happen to you? I saw on the guide that Escape from Alcatraz was playing so I was like "Sweet! I am completely in a mood to watch Escape from Alcatraz!" but then I see that it's on Cinemax and I don't have Cinemax so... now what. So I ended up watching this (and enqueueing Alcatraz for another day) instead, which is a poor substitute for the Don Siegel classic.|
But still... I remember liking this enough when it came out to pick up the DVD. I still liked the beginning everything's-going-great stuff but as soon as Penelope Cruz shows her little rat face the movie loses me. I guess it's because she holds absolutely no draw over me but I don't get why Depp would go so crazy over her and put up with all her chihuaha yammering. The movie is very anti-women with his mom already but Cruz is a 100% complete bitch in this movie and I spend every second that she's on screen wanting to reject her entry into my hot nightclub just to put her in her stupid place. Take that! Hah!
Anyway, It's no Goodfellas, it's no Boogie Nights, but the first half, the truthful elements, and all of the supporting players still make it interesting for me.