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You know a movie is bad when one of the lead actors has 13 (count 'em!, 13) people running round after him or her. This is a mish mash of a movie where the plot seems to be non-exsistent. Rather it... Read more is a series of setups but no linking. Travolta is phoning it in, Thurman seems bored and the others not up to it apart from Andre 3000 from Outkast. As for the in joke about making sequels at the start; they should have taken their own advice and stopped. The dance sequence with Thurman and Travolta almost screams "look, it's your fave actors from Pulp Fiction, and they're dancing!" It tried too hard to be funny and cool but came off as forced, directionless and underwhelming.
It's a enjoyable movie but not a memorable one, touted to be the sequel to " Get Shorty " and as sequels goes, slightly flat .. it has a star studded cast ( keep an eye out for "Dwayne The ROCK Johnson"... Read more that will surely bring a smile to your face :). The problem I had with this movie was that the plot was way to busy and at times the story line was a tad bit confusing, jumping from one situation to another, but eventually you do catchup.
And as for Chili Palmer / John Travolta's role, it seemed to lack some edge from that of the first movie ..
Look out for the chemistry or lack of between Travolta and Uma Thurman, As they seem to shine whenever they are teamed up .. a little spark here and there, but more could have been made of it, as there is no denying that they look and act great together on the big screen.
Like I said it is enjoyable if not a tad bit more cheesy in some places, but still worth a rental. :)
Not so much a sequel, but a warmed-over rehashing of Get Shorty. John Travolta goes through the motions of recreating Chili Palmer, but without success. This movie gets very few laughs, and you end... Read more up feeling quite sorry for all involved. If you were a huge fan of Get Shorty, don't taint it by watching this--just watch Get Shorty again instead!
What a great little film this was - really well paced, brilliant casting, cracking script, some brilliant little acting turns (especially Vince Vaughn) - we laughed a lot. Highly recommended.
Probably the worst movie I have seen John Travolta in.
Great collection of actors and actresses - but a waste of time as far as entertaining goes. Weak plot, weak humour. Very disappointing.
This movie definately had some real funny moments but all in all i thought it was kind of average story line.
I love John Travolta. But that is not to say that I watch every movie of his with Rose coloured glasses. However, this is one movie that I enjoyed the first time and I continue to enjoy it each time... Read more thereafter. The multi-starred cast are great and although many won't find this laugh-out-loud funny the whole way through, it certainly is in many places! The characters are funny, bent, sour, hopeless, charming, unlucky, lucky - it really is a good mix that culminates in an enjoyable watch. Get your friends together to spot the famous faces and have a laugh!
I watched this movie for about half an hour, didn't think I liked it, Several days later I thought I might try it again.... and once into it really enjoyed it.
Not what I expected but a great story anyway.It would seem to be a reflection on what goes on in the music industry in the US and very believable.Loved the character portrayals.