Clay (as in the title) is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife. Feeling guilty, Clay now ... See full summary »
Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.
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Bobby is a struggling boxer and bodyguard for his stripper girlfriend. But he hates his work and wants to move up. So he agrees to go to New York City for his boss to help in the delivery for a money laundering scheme. His partner in crime is his best friend Ricky, an obnoxious loudmouth who has seen one too many mafia movies. Bobby tries to keep it cool and get the job done, but Ricky's antics threaten to blow the entire situation. Written by
With all the hype on all of the talk shows, the critics built up Made as this extraordinary independent film that was selling out theaters nationwide, and was one of those rare gems, like Pulp Fiction, that had become mass produced in theaters due to its popularity. I was really intrigued in seeing it when it came out on video and was expecting a great mafia movie with excellent dark humor. Boy, was I in for a surprise...of the worst kind.
This movie is awful. I cannot describe it any deeper...this movie is absolutely PAINFUL to watch. Writing a negative review usually entails picking the parts of the film that are not as good opposed to other moments that make the movie shine. This is one of those rare films, like the Mexican (see my review for that stink-fest) that everything in the film is HORRIBLE.
Let's start off with the characters...when a movie features horrible characters that are annoying to watch, and they receive top billing for the film, you know something is wrong. First off, Vince Vaughn's character is soooo annoying, you want to yank out your TV from the wall and throw it out the window. Trust me, he doesn't shut up for a second the entire movie. I know he was written to be like that, but he is given no funny lines at all.
Next, is the presence of P. Diddy, who I've never liked for many reasons, lack of talent being the primary, and coming a close second is his attitude...his facial expressions always act like he's trying so hard to be a tough guy, it makes me want to laugh just looking at him. P. Diddy has no acting talent, and does nothing but try to act tough, spouting out f-words like there's no tomorrow. First off, I don't mind profanity, I think it can be rather effective for realism or humor, and I don't mind it in excess if a film is using it for those reasons. But Made features more uses of the f-word than I have ever seen. Perhaps the shock value was supposed to cover up for the script, or lack there of. This film feautres "Big Pussy" from the Sopranos, Famke Janssen and Peter Falk, all of which have very little to do and don't add anything good to the script. And the ending was supposed to give a moral view on things, when we don't care about the characters at all in the first place (nor get the impression that anyone cares for anyone else...this is all implied). The movie is just horrible, it is one of those movies that you just get mad b\c you know Hollywood, the critics and their reviews have all deceived you in wasting 20 bucks to see. I used to like Jon Favreau, but I will never see anything in him again, unless of course he reemburses me for my time and money ;)
I rarely say this on IMDb, but....STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS!!! 1/10.
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