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The Counselor (2013)
The film is not as bad as people think it is.
The Counsellor is a film that is about trust, friendship and moral decisions. The film has recently been getting many bad ratings and comments due to the turn Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott have taken, the muddled storyline and terrible acting.
There are a few points to consider. The first being the film is not something you'd expect from Cormac but it is unique and fits perfectly with Ridley Scott.
The plot is about a man who invests in drug trafficking therefore making him wealthy but choices sometimes have consequences. Now the film isn't happy nor exciting. It's dark and gripping. Related around drugs it's probably targeted for adults. The storyline may not be as clear due to scenes relating in and out of context but however the storyline does in fact pull you in. It story gives you hints of what's coming next yet it is subliminal.
Many people were attracted to this film due to it's cast. I mean surely the acting couldn't be bad. But it's the truth. The acting was neither bad not good. I'd say Cameron Diaz did not blow us away this time. The acting is sometimes dull and I do agree as to it may be over-acting and a bit too subtle.
Comarc McCarthy's screenplay for the film may have been exaggerated to some viewers. However the writing of the film is detailed and clear. The role of each character and the personality of each character can be told by what they say and that is what impressed me. There are many moral quotes in this film and many people argue that it has been exaggerated and it probably has due to it being too much of fancy in-depth style writing. But this is the style Cormac wants you to see and he has certainly done that.
In conclusion, the movie isn't as bad as they say. So don't be scared to waste your money to see it. It has many morals and a wise in-depth study on how choices can have consequences. The movie didn't amaze me but it sure did impress me.