It's kinda like finding out that the chick you just met and are about to have sex with, is in fact, a dude.
After a kickass beginning sequence with a fat Val Kilmer running around
in a trench coat, I was filled with joy. Finally, a good Val Kilmer
Boy... was I wrong.
This drama is set in a park, where Val Kilmer walks around in it
(surprisingly), talking to past and present relationships in order to
find some sense in his life and if his profession as a thief is really
worth giving up everything he loves to it. If I wanted to see Val
Kilmer in a trenchcoat, walking around and talking on the phone with a
bunch of people for an hour and 20 minutes, I would've gotten high
The pace of the movie is horrible. So if you aren't patient, then you
are sh*t out of luck. Latest sensation Bobb'e J stalks Kilmer because
of his unfamiliar face and begins having a conversation, which ends in
an endearing relationship. In this doesn't seem interesting to you,
then imagine seeing it paced a la Good Shepperd.
The script is also horrible. A couple of interesting situations and
whatever, but who would've thought that walking around in a park and
phone conversations would make for a good movie? The character of
Bobb'e is also redundant and unnecessary, whilst the numerous
flashbacks striking the final nail in the coffin.
The acting is surprising, especially from Kilmer and Marg, but it
doesn't save the movie. Wilmer Bananarama is tedious and only there for
whoever in their sane mind wants to see him in anything other than That
70's Show. There is also some guy named Michael Muhney, who is
supposedly a big shot according to the back of the DVD. He was wasted
here, so if you want to see this movie for Michael whoever, then you
will be sorely disappointed.
Anyways, I cannot recommend this one unless you have a Val Kilmer
shrine in your basement. This is quite possibly, the worst Val Kilmer
vehicle I have ever seen. It isn't entertaining, it isn't well written,
it isn't good. Save yourself the money or the bandwidth..
Val Kilmer rocks
Definitely a movie worth watching. Val Kilmer is such a complex and an
accomplished actor that this movie fits him like a glove. The story
itself is an action - crime thriller (where Kilmer is an semi-high
profile thief that plans on retiring "en fanfare") interweaved with the
drama of his personal life, which he plans on rebuilding by breaking up
with his foreign girl-friend and start over with his ex-wife (Marg
Helgenberger) and daughter he knows so little. These two plans come
together in Echo Park where his last job comes down. The only thing I
don't understand is that Antoine kid....his character was a little
confusing and I didn't quite get what his role in the movie was. Other
than that, acting is great, script is OK i guess, keen on details,
overall the movie is very enjoyable...at least for me it was......