Opening in theatres this Friday from director/writer Martin McDonagh, Blueprint Pictures and CBS Films comes trauma from dealing with SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS.
This film tells the story of Marty (Colin Farrell), a man with writers block as agents wait for his next screenplay. Finding solace in a bottle causes problems with girlfriend Kaya (Abbie Cornish) and best friend Billy (Sam Rockwell).
Billy tries to help with ideas and also keeps busy with his dog napping business with partner Hans (Christopher Walken). There newest acquisition is a shih tzu named Bonny who happens to be owned by bad guy Charlie (Woody Harrelson). Charlie is very sensitive about Bonny and sends him men out to discover who has his beloved dog.
As Marty begins putting ideas to paper, the madness around him provided by Billy, Hans and Charlie bring him to the brink of his own insanity!
FINAL WORD: Farrell is extraordinary as Marty. It seems almost ironic that he would play the role of a writer but fitting as a drinking stereotypical Irishman. His character is running around both physically and mentally in a circle of crazy people. Farrell’s interaction with the films characters is so beautiful in the insanity and his reactions are hilarious. It is pretty sweet to see a comical side of Farrell.
Harrelson as Charlie has no problem taking people out but when it comes to his dog he turns into a big baby – amazing! I love when Harrelson grabs a role like this and mashed charming and dangerous together. Add a dash of hilarious and this role does wonders for the film!
Walken as Hans is past brilliant in this role. Hans is the calming force of the group with a mind like a steel trap. Thinking things out in such a way that is not only genuine in feeling but also hilarious without realizing it. Every moment he is on the screen reminds me, as it should everyone, that he is a talent like no other.
Rockwell as Billy gives us such a stellar performance. Although he truly is a psychopath, Rockwell portrays it with a combination of a gentle naiveness to help his friend and a need for strange attention. This actor has taken on such different roles and in this film Rockwell looks like he truly is having a great time.
Other cast include: Zeljko Ivanek as Paulo, Gabourey Sidibe as Sharice, Kevin Corrigan as Dennis, Joseph Lyle Taylor as Al, Bonny as Bonny the Shih Tzu, Amanda Mason Warren as Maggie, Linda Bright Clay as Myra, and Tom Waits as Zachariah.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS four and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. Honestly people, I haven’t laughed this hard about so many disturbing things in a very long time. There isn’t a moment where the brain isn’t wondering if by films end if this is really happening.
Each actor has such a distinctive role and an equally distinctive character but when together the ensemble is truly an amazing one. Director Martin McDonagh, who is responsible for the critically acclaimed film IN BRUGES, had a chance to bring so many elements into this film. It could have gone horrible wrong but instead every moment goes spectacularly right!
In the end – they won’t take any shih tzu!