Wednesday, June 22, 2011
In almost every movie I've ever seen William H. Macy in he seems like a pretty nice guy and usually plays a pretty sympathetic character. In this movie, by RE-ANIMATOR director Stuart Gordon, Macy plays the complete opposite. He's about as unsympathetic as possible and really a complete asshole to just about everyone in his life. In fact at one point he even goes so far as to stab a girl(who has just had sex with him!) to death because they have a disagreement. While this sounds pretty cool, and I tried really hard to relate to the main character's mid-life crisis and all that. it's just not at all an enjoyable film to watch. Maybe if Macy/Edmond didn't make such obviously stupid degrading choices in life it wouldn't have seemed so intentionally self-destructive. There's a bit of a twist ending and the whole thing plays like an uglier version of that movie FALLING DOWN from the 90's. It's also based on a play and you can kinda tell because everything kind of plods along with little momentum to the ending. You get some boobs, strippers, whores, racism and one super hot Asian chick but overall this would probably be more appealing to fans of the "thriller" or "drama" genres, which I'm not, but I can't imagine anyone really getting much of a good time out of watching it.