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The Mexican (2001)
« on: December 21, 2012, 06:45:30 pm »

What do you get when you have a cast of High-wattage stars that include Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, Bob Balaban and Gene Hackman? You have a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be. I remember when the movie first came out (even though I waited till the DVD release to see this) that it was hyped up a romantic comedy / road trip adventure. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The marketing campaign made you believe that there would be a lot of Brad and Julia sharing screen time. Try the opposite. Other than a brief scene at the start of the film, both actors are kept apart for the majority of the movie until they are reunited at the end. By the time you get there, you really just don't care anymore.

I thought The Mexican was better than average the first time I saw this. The few times I've watched this since then, the movie just keeps going down for me. It's an okay film, but you are left with a lot of questions regarding scenes that really don't even belong in the movie. The end objective of finding and retrieving the 'Mexican / Gun' just doesn't really mean all that much other than it being a  MacGuffin to propel Brad to keep getting into trouble because of it. If it's a rainy day and you have exhausted every possible movie you'd want to rent and don't have anything else, go ahead and Rent this. You are basically getting two different movies in this one: The Brad Pitt movie and the Julia Roberts movie, each having their moments. But as a whole it's really just an average 'Road Trip' movie.
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Re: The Mexican (2001)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 06:46:09 pm »
The Mexican DVD Screencaps

Probably never gonna happen........
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Re: The Mexican (2001)
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 06:51:30 pm »
Ack, I own this and watched it once. I remember very little. Need to check it out again.
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Re: The Mexican (2001)
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 07:00:24 pm »
I remember nothing about this at all.  And I'm sure I'm not missing anything.

 

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