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Blue Iguana (2018)

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Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New York diner. Their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood walks into the diner with an offer they can't refuse.

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Hadi Hajaig

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Hadi Hajaig
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Credited cast:
Sam Rockwell ... Eddie
Amanda Donohoe ... Dawn Bradshaw
Phoebe Fox ... Katherine Rookwood
Ben Schwartz ... Paul Driggs
Simon Callow ... Uncle Martin
Frances Barber ... Princess
Al Weaver ... Tommy Tresham
Jenny Bede ... Waitress
Peter Ferdinando ... Deacon Bradshaw
Anton Saunders ... Lenny Bindel
Andre Flynn ... Silas
Peter Polycarpou ... Arkady
Lee Nicholas Harris ... Security Officer
Daniel Eghan ... Cafe Dinner
Vic Waghorn ... Mickey Oyl
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This anarchic thriller presents a crazy, off-kilter London of action, comedy and true love. Eddie, Paul and Katharine are cool, carefree characters in a world of absolute freedoms: freedom to steal, freedom to fire a gun, freedom to kill, and freedom to fall in love. And freedom never to be hurt--at least not seriously. Only the bad guys die. Sam Rockwell and Ben Schwartz play two London-bound buddies whose outrageous antics never have serious consequences. They always wriggle out of danger, with a wisecrack, a weapon and a smile. Eddie and Paul are two innocents abroad, except they're not innocent at all. They're low-level wise guys who never really have a grip on anything. The controlling intelligence in the story is Phoebe Fox's insecure lawyer, Katherine. She's always one step ahead of the game - but is she ready to fall in love? Written by tommy@dinolaine.com

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Mullets. Bullets. And One Gem of a Heist.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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A blue iguana is a breed of iguana that is indigenous to Cayman See more »

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Have a fun time and just go for this ride
30 August 2018 | by kristoffe-brodeurSee all my reviews

This is quirky, weird and certainly funny. They got each little moment in culture on point, and Sam Rockwell is a beast, even with tiny moments. I think what works best is the vanilla british female lawyer who hires the two ex cons to do a screwball job. It makes me laugh especially with the small facial expressions they get on point.

It is similar to many theatre style linear activity films. Each little who dunnit going to another fun reveal keeps the flow and it's really silly. One of my favorite things in acting is proper timing in dialog and good editing right after each moment and it works here well.

Really, the music and the moments are great. It plays out like a theatre production, noises off, something akin to that. Moments like high end moisturizing toilet paper and women's tampons for bullet wounds are sophomoric but great.


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