A talented American graduate of Oxford, using his unique skills, and audacity, creates a marijuana empire using the estates of impoverished British aristocrats. However, when he tries to sell his empire to a fellow American billionaire, a chain of events unfolds, involving blackmail, deception, mayhem and murder between street thugs, Russian oligarchs, Triad gangsters and gutter journalists.Written by
Hugh Grant's glasses were Ray Bans. The costume department replaced the frames' lenses to red-tinted ones in order to give his character a sinister feel. According to Hugh Grant, dark red therefore became a signature of the character, leading to his oxblood coat and overall color scheme.
Guy Ritchie loved Henry Golding's Louboutin shoes so much he redirected the scene photography to showcase them in frame.
Fletcher (Hugh Grant) shows Ray (Charlie Hunnam) a video of a conversation at a football match. After it's over, and making a point, Fletcher places his left hand on Ray's thigh. Ray has his hands clasped together in front of him. When the scene cuts to a close-up, Ray's right hand is suddenly on his thigh, right behind Fletcher's hand, with no time for it to have moved there. See more »
The closing credits scroll for about one minute. After that, the full uncensored music video for the in-film song "Box in the Bush" by the Toddlers plays on one side of the screen, with the credits on the other side. See more »
Hugh, you beautiful phuker, I wanted to play the ukelele with your lips
You could practice with your hands for exactly the same amount of hours, but that still wouldn't make you Liberace. Some people, whether its cooking, tennis, or snooker, seem to put balls in pockets with ease. And so it is with some actors.
In this film, High Grant and Colin Farrell shine, and they have some big hitters around them.
If you've seen a Guy Ritchie film before, you know exactly what you are getting. Fast edits, narrative overlay in slow motion, punchy dialogue with multiple storylines, and this film does the usual. In some ways its directing style detracts from the film as a whole. Static camera, actors on their marks, quick shots, twenty cuts, fast speaking, and Ritchie letting you know you are watching a Ritchie film. But I still like it.
And the reason was Hugh and Colin. They shine in every scene, no matter where they are in the shot, you cant help but look at them, If there is a sequel, make it about these two, the Sutch and Bumdance of London, and it will win everything.
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