The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty ... See full summary »
Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His volatile editor, Lotterman, assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises more. Paul rooms with Sala, an aging and equally alcoholic reporter, in a rundown flat. Sanderson, a wealthy entrepreneur, hires Paul to flack for a group of investors who plan to buy an island near the capital and build a resort. Sanderson's girl-friend, the beguiling Chenault, bats her eyes at Paul. His loyalties face challenges when he and Sala get in trouble with locals, when a Carnival dance enrages Sanderson, and when the paper hits the skids. Is the solution always alcohol? Written by
Let's get it straight. Hunter S. Thompson wouldn't allow this movie to happen the same way he didn't allow any adaptation of Fear and Loathing, rejecting all the bullshit presented to him, until finally J.Deep and Terry Gilliam approached him with a good one.
I was doubting about to watch the movie, since "Fear and Loathing" did all the work for HST and JDeep on film, but i love HST work, and the trailer looks good. Sincerely, i never thought i will get so much disappointed by a movie these days. And i also never thought bad movies like this would be allowed to premiere at this latitude of film history. How innocent of me. Appears to happen that bad filmed, horribly edited movies like this one can go to theaters even today.
The movie is extremely boring. The only achievement would be how to turn into a cliché an original character as HST.
So, if you are wanting to regret the way you spend your time and money, pay to see this movie.
This looks more of a revenge to HST than a tribute. I'm sure he is not Resting in Peace now....
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