The art of writing is not something everyone has; it’s more than just getting your thoughts onto a page. When you’re trying to tell a story to a broad audience, you need to be able to pull in the viewer or listeners, and not only that, you have to hold their attention, so what do you need? A good story; some good characters, and overall make it entertaining. These are the challenges of a writer. In this case, it’s a movie and Colin Farrell is the forefront of this movie.
Trailers these days don’t tell us everything that we need to know in a movie, and it gives us the element of surprise when we watch it. That’s the beauty of this movie, because you don’t know exactly where everything is headed. The main focus of this movie is that it’s a movie about a guy writing a movie, and the characters in the movie provide inspiration for the writing. Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, so when you have a bunch of deranged personalities around you, it makes it somewhat easier.
Colin Farrell was dealing with denial himself while trying to conjure up a story, and also got caught in the middle of a deadly operation that involved a little dog (this is why I can never own a dog; they cause problems). The amount of events that transpired during this movie showed that there are people who have a lot of issues that we wouldn’t know about. It could be a family member, it could be a close friend; these are real life things that every day people go through. In a way, the realization that Farrell’s character (Marty) goes through in this movie is more than just writing a movie, it’s about discovering things about him that make it bearable to write because during the course of the movie, he struggles. Writer’s Block is something serious, believe me.
This movie provided solid acting by the legendary Christopher Walken, because he’s the perfect straight man. He can deliver comedy with the most monotone voice and with limited facial expressions. He’s been doing it for years, and he adds another gem to the collection. The reason why I recommend it is because it has a bit of everything for fans of different genres: Drama, Violence, Comedy, and for the gore lovers, there’s some gore (which made me pretty uncomfortable at times). All around, the movie was well done, the storyline may have been a bit off at times, but the way it comes together at the end makes sense. It’s really one of the movies that will go overlooked this year, so definitely check it out while you can.
But, for now, this is my opinion; this is my review
That’s My Word & It STiXX