Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Lucky Number Slevin

This movie was a lot of fun. The big selling point is the fact that the dialogue is witty, smart and fast. This movie really hauls all the way up to the conclusion. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get little places to catch your breath. The unexpected romance that Slevin (Josh Hartnett) finds himself thrown into with Lindsey (Lucy Liu) is very sweet and the ending preserves that sweetness. But meanwhile you’ve got this whole underworld plot going on and Slevin is dealing with it and Mr. Goodcat (Bruce Willis) keeps showing up and there are just so many coincidences your head spins. But it’s still a great ride.

The two big highlights for me are Hartnett and Liu because their characters are hilarious and enjoyable. Especially in their scenes together. Hartnett must have had a lot of fun shooting of his mouth at all these gangsters and Jews, but he had to enjoy shooting the breeze with Liu’s ditsy character, who is incredibly intelligent, but a huge chatterbox. She felt very real and created this fun character that I really liked.

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