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Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Informant!

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A high level office drone (Matt Damon) gets put in a position where he feels compelled to tell the FBI about his business' illegal dealings in price fixing, and before he knows it, he must become an FBI informant.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Melanie Lynskey, Joel McHale, Rick Overton, Tom Wilson, Tom Papa, Ann Cusack, Eddie Jemison, Andrew Daly, Tony Hale, Larry Clarke, Jayden Lund, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, The Smothers Brothers

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. What I like about the movie is that it is original, true, and in no way underestimates its audience. What I don't like about the movie is that it's the opposite of hopeful.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Matt Damon has a running non-sequitur, inner monologue that rarely makes you laugh out loud, but keeps you at a constant chuckle on the inside.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Only if corruption without accountability makes you cry. Which I'm thinking, if you live in America, it probably doesn't, because if it did, maybe once in a while, one of you would stand up and do something about it.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Even though there's something thoroughly not enjoyable about this story, I kind of think the film deserves some recognition.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Damon is great, but did he really have to put on 30 pounds to play a guy, who no one knows what he looks like? Please discuss.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The look of the movie is often fuzzy and yellow, as if the film had just been taken out of a vault in which it had been stored for 30 years. This might have been an effect meant to portray the period of the piece, but along with the graphics and the music, it seemed a lot more 70s than the 90s.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: More complex than it appears on its surface... much like its main character.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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1 comment:

Farzan said...

Tis film screams rental at best. The trailer was only funny the first time I saw it. I usually enjoy Matt Damon films, but I think I can hold off on this one.