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02 June 2013

Movie: Seven Psychopaths

It has been on the Ster-Kinekor Nouveau circuit for a while, so I was quite glad that I finally got round to actually watching it. It is a movie featuring great acting and a hilarious script - that pokes fun at both established Hollywood story narratives and for that fact what the movie is supposed to be about. 

It is a movie about an alcoholic Irish scriptwriter (played by Colin Farrel), wanting to write a more complex story about seven psychopaths - but without the classic shootouts and standard Hollywood fare. The movie is both about the struggle for him to write the story and the plot that he writes, which is intertwined in the movie - featuring a Buddhist monk, a Quaker, a mafia boss amongst other characters. 

It's a comedic gem that manages to combine insane characters and plot lines.