The film starts off well, a group of friends meet up over coffee and one of them mentions that he has a friend with information about stock that is only going up in the near future, they all agree to go in it together and raise the funds to invest.
The movie then copies the theme to Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and creates a sense of panic and a need to raise a certain amount of money before their lives become threatened.
It was nice to see Michael Pitt again after ‘Boardwalk Empire’ & ‘Funny Games’ but the scene stopping moment comes when John Travolta shows up with his new wig, I say wig, I am guessing it is some kind of implant,black paint,superglue attachment, either way a close friend should have pulled him to one side and told him to grow old gracefully or go and get some fake hair that actually looks like hair, not the stinky raccoon he is using at the moment.
Back to the film and it just tried to hard to be slick and clever, a lot of the plot and dialogue has been used for similar films in the last twenty years and by the time the big reveal comes near the end,I just did not care.
It’s been a few weeks since I saw this film but I can recall the dialogue & style of the film like it was yesterday.
The film is about a struggling writer who makes an excuse to talk to a beautiful women,what follows is a slow dance in the dark to discover if these two strangers have more in common than just sexual attraction.
I am in love with this film,it’s so unusual now day’s that a romantic film can make you feel anything for the plot or the lead characters,this movie does both with ease.
The title will probably give the plot away for people who have spent much time in France but for me I have never heard about the idea of having an open 5 to 7 relationship outside of marriage,the idea sounds morally wrong but as the film goes on I found myself swaying on both sides of the debate,added to this the romance blossoming around the story is enough to make you reflect on your own love life & smile within at the very prospect of asking your partner if he/she would entertain both of you having a fling between the hours of 5 to 7.
The concept is interesting but in no way does this become the shining reason to see the film,the writing & the acting are the reason,each character has depth and sincerity that will make you laugh,cry & breathe a sense satisfaction.
I am sure if this film was to become a reality for my life, my wife would have a fantastic new lover & I would end up in a coffee shop reading the sports section between the hours of 5 to 7.
It’s very rare when you come across a movie that get’s you excited about such a basic premise,a young man is attracted to an older french lady,most experienced viewers would dismiss such an idea as done,only problem with 5 to 7 is the movie is a delight and a shock to anything that has gone before it!
The lead actress is so beautiful that I have gone away since just to check that there was no CGI involved,she is so charming that she makes an older man feel 15 again just at the drop of her grin.
The lead actor makes easy work of playing the devoted lover who is lost from the start in desire,jealousy & envy.
The pure genius within this film is the believability and heart that pumps throughout.
Best film of 2015.
An unconventional movie which includes two unremarkable characters who’s redeeming quality is their
genuine thirst for something different.
Positives: This film will motivate you to plan your own adventure and will make you reflect on your own past travels.
The soundtrack is outstanding and really brings about a feeling of freedom to the film.
The Movie manages to capture India’s shy turn of cheek and friendly smile in a way that most travel shows miss.
Half a dozen Tuk Tuks are rented for the use of travelling around India,the film only follows the two guys from America,it would have been so much more interesting if the other groups were included in this film,at least there would be more characters to bounce off,as it is you have a road and the locals who fail to exchange any meaningful conversations throughout.
I really think the makers missed a trick with not having a scene at the start & end which showed them having a few beers and talking about their expectations and fears for the trip,as it is you don’t really get a feel for who they are until half way through the film.
Overall I enjoyed the film and the desire to complete what looked like a horrible road journey at times!
I was never big into cars when I was a little nipper,so this movie was never gonna be a big winner for me, I have seen the 1st one and did enjoy the charming talents of Paul Walker vs Vin Diesel’s angry persona, as for Furious 2,3,4,5 & six I managed to luckily escape these films without feeling like I had missed out on anything.
To start with this film is terribly cheesy, you know with the ”Expendables” franchise when they over kill a cheesy line but with there being an inside joke that this film is full of has been action stars, well in this film you have all the cheesy dialogue without there being an inside-joke, it seems every five minutes Jason Stratham,Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel are trying to out cool each other with their unthoughtful one liners!
As for the good in the movie, there are around 17minutes of good stuff surrounded by 2hours of bullshit!,the 17 minutes include some outstanding special effects which includes some ground breaking stunts in Dubai,added to this you have a nice tribute at the end which is sad as well as creepy at the same time, in the way they have edited footage to make it seem like it was a planned goodbye.
Paul Walker was a very talented actor, my favourite film of his would have to be Road Kill,he shows more of his range in this film and really takes the viewer on dramatic journey!
What a strange movie this was, it has the same back story to the huge TV hit ”Walking Dead” the only key difference being no interesting elements to this dour movie version.
Arnold plays a concerned father who needs to look after his bitten daughter before she changes,as an idea before seeing the film I was genuinely excited at the prospect of Arnold running round blowing away Zombies!
The film is so slow you would think you were watching a girl die of cancer and not a Zombie bite,the film took itself FAR to seriously and as a result you have a very dull film that has no redeeming features.
When you say the word posh,most people think of a person who speaks like the queen and acts in a very awkward if not eccentric charming way.
This movie is excellent because it tells the story of some posh students from Oxford who are not concerned about the offence they dish out and are not afraid to talk about the issue’s of class and money,it’s fair to say that this is the first film that has tackled such a subject with such vigour.
As generations have passed there has been a traditional secret club called the Riot club, to be part of this club you must have no limitations,this includes having limitless cash,and a reckless attitude towards responsibility and life!
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this film, the dialogue,the way it was shot, the acting, was all first class, best British movie I have seen in a long time.