Release Date: February 5, 2010
Director: Pierre Morel
Screenwriter: Luc Besson, Adi Hasak
Starring: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
MPAA Rating: R (for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality)
Official Website: FromParisWithLovefilm.com
Synopsis- Agent Reese, who is assigned with low-level operative missions, wishes he had a more thrilling job. When he finally gets the exciting job he wants, he is assigned with a partner who is wisecracking, aggressive, vulgar, and probably high on meth- who makes Reese WISH to have his boring job back. But when their mission escalates, and he realizes he himself is involved, he finds out theres no going back, and this new unorthodox partner is the only one who can help him.
I will have to say, this movie is took my by surprise!
I walked in expecting the BIGGEST pile of shit, EVER. But walked out thoroughly pleased. Its not fantastic, but it definitively worth 10 bucks.
I dont really like movies in which YOURE ahead of the film. “Oh I know whats going to happen next, its obvious” i like movies in which the MOVIE is steps ahead of you, like the Prestige. This movie is unfortunately one of those predictable ones.
I also appreciate they didnt throw in the girl just for the fuck of it, “the girl” actually serves a purpose to this movie.
Sure, its predictable, and the story is extremely average. But I was shocked at how funny it was. Every scene with John Travolta made me laugh, his lines were pure gold. Some lines were cheesy, but his delivery was ACE.
With no spoilers I can say that some of the scenes in this movie were great. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was the surprise of the movie, theres a scene with him that has to do with crack and a Chinese vase that made me LAUGH OUT LOUD. It was really nicely done.
The comedy and good action drove this movie, with a good delivery of “These two guys are the perfect partners” but unfortunately the first 15 minutes of the movie were painful to watch. But as soon as Travolta is introduced, the movie kicks off.
I hate it when they make a badass character, thats so badass… he comes off as a douche and a careless ape. But they handled Travoltas character beautifully so he has some balance of badass and realistic.
Again, not a masterpiece, but it definitively prove my prediction wrong. Its a worthy treat, if you feel like not watching Avatar for the 45th time, give this movie a shot.
OVERALL: 80% B-
Here’s the trailer: