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OMG - this in no way resembles any form of the classic Noir' I've come to know and love. It is utterly void of ambiance, style , script vision, and delivery. Travolta delivered a dead pan highly stereotyped character that just did not come across one tiny bit. This film just fell flat from the opening 10 seconds. BAM. Over. And I rented it! Now I had to get my money's worth and watch the dam thing. Seriously? Travolta and Freeman agreed to do this piece? Were they drugged, poisoned, coerced, blackmailed into it? This movie is the quintessential embodiment of bad bad awful terrible theater. I wish it was one of those so bad it's good flicks... but nope. The tones - the foggish backgrounds, the extremely poor set designs... there was nothing I mean utterly nothing to redeem itself. No character development, each one fell flatter than the next one. oh ah yuk. Just awful, shameful. John! open your eyes! You know better. It's a NO for me.
I never write reviews, but after just paying $6.99 to spend one of the longest and most boring/disappointing hour and a half of my life, I feel the need to warn others that this movie falls way short of anything one would expect from such dynamic actors as Travolta and Freeman. I kept an open mind and wanted to think it would get better ... but despite a potentially good story line, the whole thing seemed cheap and cheesy. One of the first clues should have been the absolutely horrible lip syncing scene where Travolta & Freeman are reunited after a 20+ year separation and Freeman’s daughter Rose is performing in the club ... unbelievably bad!!! I normally could overlook a brief moment like that while wondering why they didn’t just edit out that part, but now I understand it was just another bad part in another bad movie.
Travolta is a good actor who picks bad scripts. Same for Freeman. They are very talented, but if the script is bad, there is not much you can do. If you have not seen this movie, you are not movie anything. It reminded me a little of Kevin Spacey Movie called In the Garden of Good and Evil, but that movie was far better.
Loved this movie!! Big fan of John Travolta ❤and Morgan Freeman & Brendon Frazier- I loved the mother/ daughter scenes - especially enjoyed Ella Blue Travolta, she is gorgeously talented. I enjoyed this so much I watched it twice. Now I'm going to buy it on DVD!
Fun movie with actors enjoying their roles. Felt like an updated version of Film Noire, only it was in color and took place in 1978 rather than 1948. Plot has several threads which come together nicely at the end. Also, it had several humorous moments that were OMG type moments without disrupting the plot flow. All in all, a nice way to spend an evening and some good times with actors in roles different from earlier movies I enjoyed seeing them in.