London. Not the city. The woman. A very hot woman. Now that his passionate but stormy relationship with London (Jessica Biel) has ended, Syd (Chris Evans) has become a total wreck. While numbing himself senseless with drugs and alcohol, he discovers London's friends are throwing her a going-away bash. Furious over her plans, Syd crashes the party with his dealer (Jason Statham) in tow, hoping to stop his ex-love from leaving town - no matter what the cost.
Watchable but dragged in parts! 5/10
- London review by Pacino247
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I thought that this was going to be a crime/thriller movie, after looking at the poster and seeing the cast, but it turned out to be about a man who wants his ex-girlfriend back, after finding out that she moving somewhere else. After completing a drug deal with Bateman, played by Stalham, they go to his ex-girlfriends leaving party which is being held by one of her friends. A lot of the movie is based in her toilets were the main character (Chris Evans) is telling his new found friend how he fell in love with his ex-girlfriend and they also talk about there views of life and religion. Near the end of the film, he finally plucks up the courage to go downstairs to the party and confront his ex-girlfriend but after snorting loads of cocaine in the toilet, he has a short temper and ends up in a brawl with the help of his new friend. Basically it's a weird story which dragged in parts and became quite boring. I liked the characters and the concept, but the story hit a brick wall after a while and Luke Evans whining became quite tedious. It was good to see Statham in a different type of role, alongside Evans without his Captain America or Flame suit on but I was expecting a couple of twists along the way, which sadly didn't happen. In all, it's a watchable movie because it shows how people deal with pain after a break up but the script needed work and the drug intake was ridiculous. Watchable!
It's always good to see actors star in a low budget movie before they become huge stars. That is definitely the case with this film! Chris Evans, who also starred in Cellular with Statham in 2004, had just started the Fantastic Four franchise before this release so he wasn't a household name yet. He has done some questionable movies in his career, like Push, the Losers and the strange Sunshine but he's always got Captain America and the Avengers to fall back on. Personally I loved him in Scott Pilgrim and he was great in Injustice and if it wasn't for his constant whinging about getting back with his ex-girlfriend in this film, his acting was emotional and quite impressive. Statham has gone from strength to strength since this film. He has become an action hero in Hollywood and his movies seem to make quite a lot of money at the box office. He was sporting a strange haircut in this movie, which made him look like a right boffin and he couldn't help kicking a few people's butt once he got confronted in the party. There are a couple of other famous stars in the film, like Jessica Biel (London), Isla Fisher and a brief appearance by Dane Cook, Kat Dennings and Paula Patton so the director had a good cast to work with. Anyway, I'm glad that I watched the movie because it's always good to see how much these actors have progressed, but I was expecting something completely different.
Worldwide Gross: $20,000 (Terrible!)
I recommend this movie to people who are into their dramas about a man who realises how much he loves his ex-girlfriend after finding out that she is leaving to live somewhere else. 5/10