One thing is for sure there are not many films like this, but when one is made it is not nearly given the exposure it deserves. The story follows a struggling screenwriter who is friends with a dog kidnapper and his associate, they all become involved in the gang operations of the L.A gangsters when they steal the mob bosses dog without knowing so.
Mart McDonagh is the man who wrote and directed In Bruges, a beautiful little film following a similair style to Seven Psychopaths and if you are a fan of the first film then you will be a fan of this work. It does take a certain taste to like these kind of films as they are some what mad, even more so in this film. Like In Bruges we are given a slow start, introducing each character and the dynamics, it all begins to fall apart and the madness and fun begins. I won’t spoil anything about the ending of the film or the last hour of it but is certainly worth a watch.
As you would expect from the cast each character is really well written, each as mad as the next one and equally as funny. Each one of their own insanities and madness is what makes this film worth watching, you need to pay attention to the scenes other you will get lost and confused.
Now is it as good as the previous In Bruges, no there is something missing with Seven Psychopaths but I am not sure what it is exactly. The debut is easy to get attention and congratulations for, it is the follow up work where things get harder. If you were not a fan of In Bruges then you will not be a fan of this, you have got to love the absurdness of the way this minds think and just laugh with them.
One thing I really do love about this film and it is the same for In Bruges is the script. It’s random but at the same time really logical, it is not high class scripts to be intelligent it’s friends getting together and talking how we normally do and it is just hilarious.
OVERALL **** It’s hilarious, it’s clever, it’s mad and if your a fan of the unusual or In Bruges then I would recommend this for you. The lines from this film will stay with you for a long time.