EMILY puts two English characters within the framework of a stereotypically French film, deconstructing a common sexual fantasy to explore the moment two strangers meet and attempt to fill their loneliness with each others' need.
To pay for his girlfriend's (Felicity Jones) medical emergency while abroad, Casey (Nicholas Hoult) schemes to pull a drug heist for an eccentric gangster (Sir Ben Kingsley). After a failed attempt, he embarks across Europe on an action-packed chase in a race against time to save his girlfriend's life from being taken by an evil druglord (Sir Anthony Hopkins).Written by
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When Casey takes Geran's car and pulls up in town for the meeting with Kahl, the aerial shot shows it parked with a space of more than one car's length behind. When the shot changes and Casey exits the car, there is a car parked directly behind. See more »
Reasons. We all got our reasons to do crazy and reckless things in life. Mostly they don't help you though. Not when you're left to pick up the pieces. But if the reason's love, maybe it's not so crazy, 'cause people believe in love. They know it keeps the world turning. And right now, that's the only thing keeping me alive.
[hanging upside down in flipped car]
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Written by Thomas Barnes, Pete Kelleher (as Peter Kelleher), Ben Kohn (as Benjamin Kohn), Kid Harpoon (as Thomas Hull) & Wayne Hector
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Sigma ft. Labrinth
Courtesy of All Around the World / 3 Beat Productions Ltd / Republic Records Inc
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A few good stunt sequences, a lot of action, but little brains in this contrived action thriller about a guy, trying to get money for his girlfriend's kidney transplant, who tries to rip off a major drug dealer in Koln by hijacking a delivery truck filled with golf balls filled with cocaine. He gets caught by said drug dealer (played by Anthony Hopkins, in what is basically an extended cameo) , and escapes far too easily in a car filled with five million Euros in drug money hidden in the door panels, and leads them on a high speed chase on the Autobahn.
Did you get all of that?
Far too complicated of a setup for what basically amounts to a car chase movie, with Ben Kingsley putting in the oddest performance of his life. The entire second act is a seemingly endless car chase, when one car is demolished, another is stolen, and the chase resumes (with the money now being carried by Hoult in a conveniently located tin)
Anthony Hopkins is wearing a really silly looking, double-breasted, sky blue suit throughout, which made me cringe at the sight of it, and wonder if this is supposed to be a comedy.
The second act car chase might be worth a look, if you're into such things, but this really is a braindead, mind-numbing affair.
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