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Pain & Gain (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  26 April 2013 (USA)
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A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

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Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. Written by napierslogs

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Their American Dream Is Bigger Than Yours See more »

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Rated R for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use | See all certifications »

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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,244,505 (USA) (26 April 2013)

Gross:

$49,874,933 (USA) (23 August 2013)
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The character of Johnny Wu is based on Tuan 'Tommy' Vu, the 1980s-90s "King of the Infomercials." See more »

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(at around 17 mins) During Paul's fight in prison, the tattoo on his left shoulder appears on his right shoulder while hitting prison inmate. See more »

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[first lines]
Daniel Lugo: [groaning and grunting out his situps] I'm hot! I'm big!
Daniel Lugo: [sees a squad of police cars] Fuck!
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Speak Up
Written by John Costello, David Hilker, and Jeffrey A. Freundlich
Performed by Marcus Latief Scott
Courtesy of Fervor Records
By arrangement with Wild Whirled Music
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The do'er, the ex-con, the geek and the Latin-millionaire
31 October 2013 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

From the director, Michael Bay, who gave many mega blockbusters. Like the movie 'Bernie' it was also based on the true story which cinematically presented as a crime-comedy. 'Pain & Gain' centers around the three Miami bodybuilders who commits a series of crimes.

Like everybody else, these three bodybuilder wants to live the American dream. Since they are poor, they plan together to abduct a rich man and fetch some money. But it won't go according to their plan, somehow they pull the incident back into their control. Now they are rich, but past begins to haunt their happy and what happens then after to them is the rest.

I liked Dwayne Johnson's role, kinda cool, made all the difference to the story. Mark Wahlberg role as well, which was aggressive and energetic. But the third character was quite moderate other than in romance related scenes. There are few errors on technical aspects like crews are clearly visible in many scenes through the glass. Overall a good movie with a racy pace and very much enjoyable.

7.5/10


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