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July 1, 2016

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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I was surfing the net, fishing for them underrated movies, that deserve the attention, but are for one reason or another left out, and in the comments of an certain topic I red this name – Seven Psychopaths (2012). The name sounds interesting, you’d agree, but I was having second thoughts until I finally decided to see it. Boy was I wrong for doubting it in the first place. This movie is an extraordinary piece, a type, a genre if you will, like some of very well known movies like Snatch (2000), or Lock, Stock and Two smoking Barrels (1998). The movie itself is so well written and directed that while you are watching it, moments of realization as well as a ‘wtf?!’ moments will be on every step of the way. I also loved the humor, of the many ‘awkward’ situations. This is a crime / comedy movie, with few gore/explicit scenes, with a hell of an elite cast.

Boozy writer Marty is a man in search of a screenplay. He has a catchy title but no story to go along with it. Marty has a couple of oddball buddies, Hans and Billy, who make a living by kidnapping rich people’s dogs, then returning them and collecting the reward. However this time, the fur flies when Hans and Billy kidnap the beloved pooch of a gangster, and Marty uses the ensuing events as fodder for his screenplay…

Starring: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson,
Directed by: Martin McDonagh

This movie had 21 nominations and won 3 awards. Among the awards were:
People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness to Martin McDonagh, at Toronto International Film Festival in 2012;
WFCC Award for Best Line in a Movie to Christopher Walken (“…You can’t kill the animals in a movie, only the women.”), at Women Film Critics Circle Awards in 2012;
BSFC Award for Best Ensemble Cast: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Linda Bright Clay, Kevin Corrigan, Woody Harrelson, Zeljko Ivanek, Long Nguyen, Christine Marzano, Tom Waits, Brendan Sexton III, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Harry Dean Stanton and Bonny, at Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in 2012;

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