This past Sunday, my hubby and I got in a little couch time to watch an astoundingly great movie called “The Gunman” starring Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Xavier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba and others.
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This movie is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. I love the characters, the storyline, the plot, the action and the dialogue. They flesh out each character unbelievably well. This is one of the few movies where each move that every character makes feels like a genuine move they would make, like a genuine line they would say and how on earth do you feel like you could judge that correctly? I’ll tell you. It’s because they truly dissect each character in front of us, revealing all of their layers and shining the light fracturing on all of their multi facets that you feel you know them intimately.
It must be said that they’re not one bit shy and neither is my first love Bad Boy Sean Penn about showing off that phenomenal body of his. What I love about that is that film makers are finally coming around to showcasing that older is every bit as mouthwatering as the young, and in some ways, perhaps more. And although they paired Sean with Trinca, who is only 34, she struck me as a bit older. She’s also not attractive in your average Hollywood sense. She has grit, she’s intelligent which to me, makes her incredibly sexy, plus that Italian accent doesn’t hurt either!
Xavier Bardem’s character took a page out of The Counselor and No Country For Old Men but it was sheer brilliance because every move he made could be traced to his character and yet remain unpredictable.
In fact this entire movie travels down a familiar road and yet remains unpredictable. You’re intrigued. You want to know what happened, you want to know why and you want to know who and the journey of discovery is a delectable treat.
Another reason I loved the movie is because of the love triangle between Sean, Jasmine and Javier. The story of two men in love with one woman is an old story but the complicated emotions of guilt and love and shame boiling under the surface of each individual plays out in a very unexpected way.
We totally dug it!