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Repo Men (2010)

Repo Men

(R) 111 mins

Plot Summary: Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik

Writers: Eric Garcia (screenplay and novel “The Repossession Mambo”), Garrett Lerner (screenplay)

Stars: Jude LawForest Whitaker and Alice Braga

Serious Jest:  (Must See)  Is this plot so far-fetched?  With the increasing financial problems in the world, the mounting costs of healthcare, and the privatization of government functions, this film is as much a public service announcement as an entertaining movie.

Whitaker is the MVP of this flick, playing a narcissistic, sociopathic adrenaline junkie to the hilt.  Also, according to IMDB, Whitaker has been studying Filipino Kali for several years, and used those skills in several fight scenes in the film…impressive.  Law is a very good actor, and plays his character well, but why the hell does a guy who’s been in the States since at least the 3rd grade (that’s when he became friends with Whitaker’s character in grade school) have such a heavy British accent?  I guess he was the best guy available after Leonardo DiCaprio–who, also according to IMDB, was set to star–dropped out, so the filmmakers just said, “Screw it.  Who cares?”

By the way, one of the best scenes in the movie, which takes place in a hallway, is an upgraded version of a memorable scene from Oldboy.  Cool cameo by the RZA, and solid soundtrack, too.  And I’ve never seen surgery look so erotic.  You’ll see what I mean…

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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