This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Ghost World is a movie that successfully presents teen angst and immature decisions without making the audience out-right hate the protagonist (cough cough, Lady Bird). Enid’s cynical attitude goes far enough to be frustrating, yet still remains sympathetically relatable with Thora Birch’s ability to portray a young girl who wants everyone to think she has it figured out when she really doesn’t. One of the most relatable parts of Ghost World is watching the subtle falling apart of the once…
Having not seen any of Guy Ritchie’s other works, I wasn’t sure what the expect with The Gentlemen. The fast-paced narration fit in nicely between Hugh Grant and Charlie Hunnam’s present-time “screenplay” pitch and the unreliable account of past events quickly unfolding. Grant was especially impressive in a role that paints him as almost unrecognizable from his usual nervous rom-com caricature. Although somewhat predictable at times, The Gentlemen still managed to keep me engaged with its story-telling narrative and eccentric characters. This may not be the best that an action-comedy can be, but will satisfy most looking for a laugh and some classic gangster fun.