Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Actors: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods
Also known as: El poder y la pasión
Description: A professional player of the Los Angeles football team Terry Brogan was left without work – age limit! After working evaporated, and money. Chance meeting with a former friend Jake Wise, the owner of a night club was like a gift of fate.
Jake suggested former footballer «temporary work» for the very generous remuneration. Just need to find crazy girlfriend Wise, Jesse, ran in Mexico. And Terry went in search of runaway…
Review of Against all Odds: It appears this film is almost a remake of the classic film noir ” Out of the Past .” Original I, unfortunately , was not looking. But even in this film starring some of the actors from an old Hollywood movie .
The film was given a very not easy, because the first time I almost fell into a coma from the fact that the on-screen action , or not in a hurry , or giperskachkami events unfolded , but it was not visible, and explained all the dialogues . Here is an example – the characters met , they began an affair , the first sex scene , and then a couple of frames with romance and that’s just from the dialogue it is clear that it has been 2 weeks, and after a minute of screen time a month. Then the action started to gain momentum and become more interesting . And accordingly intrigue was growing , because the action of the banal film about the return of the fugitive , he began to grow into the detective line , and with a “set up” , murder conspiracies and corruption . An unusual twist , I admit . And the finale , taken purely ” nuarny .”
As for the style of shooting , the best course authors failed kinds of Mexico , with its diversity – white sand beach with the blue sea or the Mayan pyramids . But that’s where the director was looking at some points , I do not know. Erotic scenes are filmed elegant, but some other scenes are just terrible . A striking example – the scene of a fight in a Mayan pyramid , so carelessly and simulated game , cycling acting trio, just shocking . While most of the actors did not cause the reproach, although commendable , too . Rachel Ward doing nothing , that’s only in the final she showed chic without words. Well, relatively young Bridges and Woods looked very charismatic , but did not play at full strength, and they are better – proven and tested .
What no complaints and the highest points, so for the final song by Phil Collins . It’s beautiful . Knowingly received nominations for “Oscar ” and the ” Golden Globe”.
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