Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fading Gigolo

Director: John Turturro

Starring: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone , Sofia Vergara, John Turturro, Liev Schreiber

Not always in the mood for Woody Allen movie but this is funny. Fading Gigolo depicts the unique and unusual friendship between florist Fioravante (John Turturro) and Murray (Woody Allen) an aging hustler. Sharon Stone plays the gorgeous dermatologist, Dr. Parker who admits to Murray that she and her equally voluptuous friend Selima (Sofia Vergara) are looking for a man to have a threesome with. Keen to capitalize Murray convinces his friend Fioravante, a most unlikely candidate for the ménage à trios, that he is the man for the job. Reluctantly Fioravante agrees and successfully seduces Dr. Parker. Soon, the word gets out and the new Don Juan has a stable of new clients thanks to his bumbling pimp. Just as things are going well Cupid’s arrow strikes and a jilted lover seeks revenge. Full of quirky leads, rambling dialogue, and improbable events, this has all the hallmarks of an Allen classic (albeit he does not direct). Highly recommended.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The other woman

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

A chick flick about Kate (Leslie Mann) is happy suburban housewife who discovers her husband, Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has a girlfriend called Carly (Cameron Diaz), and a rather glamorous lawyer to boot. Once the truth is out the two women form an uneasy alliance only to discover there is another woman, in his life, bimbo Amber (Kate Upton). Together the trio makes a pact to revenge themselves. Feather light farce.