Blue Iguana (2018)
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The plot moves from one insane scene to another and you never know what to expect, I just went with it and laughed my ass off.
Its got an old 80s vibe, all rough and scratchy which fitted well with the whole music they used.
A real fun retro blast.
It is similar to many theatre style linear activity films. Each little who dunnit going to another fun reveal keeps the flow and it's really silly. One of my favorite things in acting is proper timing in dialog and good editing right after each moment and it works here well.
Really, the music and the moments are great. It plays out like a theatre production, noises off, something akin to that. Moments like high end moisturizing toilet paper and women's tampons for bullet wounds are sophomoric but great.
I want ruin the ending for you but it is so BRILLIANTLY OVER THE TOP in such an insane way that you will not forget it it easily.
Ok so it has Sam Rockwlel in i and you would expect he is the main lead, but its Phoebe Fox who is the one with the real back bone, the smarts and the skill that makes this film shine.
The rest of the cast do a fine job, but Fox is the one who has the lime light here and its great to a have a woman be front and centre in a move.
There are some lines in This film that are so rude but most importantly funny in a british way that I DARE YOU not to laugh, its not intellectual humour its SILLY HUMOUR.
THE BEST OF BRITISH SILLINESS!
Sam Rockwell comes close to matching her when he does a cockney accent but Phoebe performs a KNOCKOUT PERFORMANCE.
The real star of this movie though is the British woman who plays Katherine, Phoebe Fox, so understated and very funny.
I loved how she manipulated all the characters and was the real hero, LIKE A BOSS!
Theres a real feminist subtext going on here that has not been noticed, yes its great the lawyer is the smartest cookie but its bit unfair to portray all the men as dopes.
If things were the other ways round then I'm sure we'd have a lot of complaints.
Nevertheless, its a very funny film.
Phoebe Fox takes centre stage, as the hot dog munching geeky nerdy lawyer who basically runs rings around all the men in the film.
She is smarter, ay cooler and more together but so what if she has bad eating habits?!
You really have to look carefully at what is being said in this film about the female male dynamic in movies.
If you can't see that fact and enjoy it, I guarantee you are a man and are over the age of 25!
The title "Blue Iguana" derives from a beautiful blue diamond that is the focal point of a heist that is attempted by a disgruntled British female lawyer against her unsavory boss Arkady. The bookish, bespectacled attorney named Katherine goes all the way to New York to recruit a couple of hardened criminals, who are out on parole. Eddie and Paul are roped into the job for which they travel across the pond to London.
The heist is complicated by a set of thugs working for Arkady. The motley crew of Arkady does battle with Katherine's gang for a stash of money, bonds, and the greatest prize, the Blue Iguana diamond.
Sam Rockwell was good as the wise-cracking Eddie, who had great confidence in his abilities to prevail over his adversaries. Phoebe Fox also developed a good character in Katherine, who loves her food, and is always snarfing a snack. The sets smacked of a low-budget film that never really created a believable London backdrop. As a whole, "Blue Iguana" was a forgettable trifle that served to reinforce the stereotype of the all-too-often unimaginative approach of the Brits to the action genre.
After just ten minutes into the film, I was already completely put off by it. It is not funny at all, despite it trying hard to be funny. The plot is implausible, and ends up silly and annoying.
It was a decent crime comedy. They managed to work items introduced early back into the script. What they didn't do was to create the main characters with a real backstory. Good soundtrack.
Guide: F-word. Sex. No nudity
The plot is repetitive ,, there were some nice moments but the whole idea of the movie is just dull ,, the genre says it is romance comedy which is not ,, i mean i think they missed the romance part and made it like a small far away crush ,, and for the comedy it was just light , no laughs , no giggles what so ever .. i mean there was action and thrill in some moments i gotta give them that ,,, but overall i was so disappointed ..
Disappointed,, because, i love Sam Rockwell,, and i thought this would be like ""Mr. Right " style , but nope .. and Ben Schwartz is an amazing comedian but here apparently the script didn't help.
final judgment,, if you really expect to watch comedy romance thingy .. just find something else .. or go watch an episode of "Friends",, which what i'll do right now.
Now, the script was not bad, it's just that this particular genre feels really tired and stupid to me. As a heist film it was probably OK. I just wanted something that made a little more sense, story wise.