It’s a Woman’s World

November 02, 2013 0 Comments

In his column “Looking Closer” Jeffrey Overstreet writes, “As my colleague Dr. Jeff Keuss noticed inside a latest lecture, the males of Cormac McCarthy stories virtually constantly end up about their legs, weeping, grasping at the world because when striving to return to the dust they came from.”

McCarthy is the writer of No Country for Old Men plus The Road plus his initial function straight for the screen–The Counselor–is today inside theatres.  With Ridley Scott directing what puts the counselor (Michael Fassbender), the counselor’s company partner Reiner (Javier Bardem), plus center guy Westray (Brad Pitt), about their legs plus worse is their love plus lust for women.

No matter how savvy these 3 are, they are however, moths to the woman flame.  And the women (except one) appear blessed with virtually god-like powers. Even Rosie Perez’s bit character Ruth jumps awake inside her prison mobile recognizing anything bad has occurred.  As for Cameron Diaz’s Malkina, nobody has looked thus superior being thus bad because Sharon Stone inside Basic Instinct.

Although Fassbender looks terrific, he looks oddly detached. He only isn’t wound tight enough to be a financially troubled barrister forced to plunge into a multi-million dollar drug deal with a Ciudad Juárez cartel. He appears no more preoccupied with what he’s taken on than a choice whether to place 10 grand inside stocks or bonds.

For certain he’s beneath the spell of Penélope Cruz’s Laura.  Although, the starting scene, with all the 2 below the covers, was awkward enough to create we question when the 2 had merely hooked up.

Laura is produced to be a foolish girl upcoming to Malkina’s uber-feminine force plus cunning. Malkina asks Laura when she would like to understand what her engagement ring is value. No, no, Laura doesn’t wish To understand anything. Meanwhile Malkina knows plus controls everything.

The Counselor is not being perfectly received by reviewers, scoring 35%, or viewers 33% about Rotten Tomatoes.  But there are reviewers gushing over what they claim is very smart dialogue packed between the cartel violence plus Malkina’s malevolence.

“The film played like a novel. The character development plus specifically the dialogue felt like it was ripped within the pages of a unpublished Mcarthy (sic) book.” Another compared the movie’s banter to the dialogue inside the TV series Deadwood. Not even close.

Reiner’s rant regarding females as well as the meaning of existence together with Westray’s philosophizing are a cut above typical film dialogue, however, fall short of Deadwood’s brilliance.

The Counselor is an eye-full of pretty persons plus intense action. However it might take more to meet a tastes. If thus, you’re like Malkina, that claims, at different instances, until the end, how famished she is. She’s only not happy, like the girls guys chase.






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