Feb. 3rd, 2008

Review: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels [1998]

Title: Lock. Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Writer: Guy Ritchie
Director: Guy Ritchie
Outline: Four London working class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and having one week to come up with the cash.
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Vinnie Jones, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

This is one of those movies I go to regardless of the mood I'm in. I always end up laughing my ass off. Honestly, from the first scene Bacon [Statham] became my favorite. I have a feeling it has something to do with the actor, since I loved his characters in The Italian Job and Cellular. However, I haven't actually got a chance to see The Transporter or Transporter 2. I plan to rectify this.

My second favorite character in this would have to be Big Chris [Jones]. Something about the contrast of being a dept collector and devoted father. I find a disproportional amount of giggles out of him taking his son out on jobs and the entire time nagging his son and others around him to watch their language and tone.

I did get a personal squee out of seeing Sting in this. Speaking of music, I totally loved the music in this movie.

Making a Loud Noise Until Rescued

"I thought," said Piglet earnestly, "that if Eeyore stood at the bottom of the tree, and if Pooh stood on Eeyore's back, and if I stood on Pooh's shoulders----"

"And if Eeyore's back snapped suddenly, then we could all laugh. Ha ha! Amusing in a quiet way," said Eeyore, "but not really helpful."

"Well," said Piglet meekly, "I thought----"

"Would it break your back, Eeyore?" asked Pooh, very much surprised.

"That's what would be so interesting, Pooh. Not being quite sure till afterwards."

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