Mickey Blue Eyes Reviews
"Mickey Blue Eyes" was entertaining with its comic twists of a plot and kept me interested right up to the end.
In this movie, Hugh Grant plays an art Auctioneer who want s to marry his High School teacher girlfriend, but finds that she wont let him because of Her father (James Caan) who is in the Mob (what a classic excuse). he eventually gets her to accept and he promises to try to avoid hm being integrated in her father's business, by working together with her. eventually her father tricks him into letting him use his art actioneering place, as a money laundering scam. one of the paintings, by the Don's son, almost gets sold to a very willing buyer instead of to the Mafia plant but thanks to Hugh Grant the Mafia plant gets it and of course the son wants revenge so he comes to Hugh Grant's apartment to kill him but as both HG and his Fiance are there. one thing leads to another and eventually the son is dead and now HG and his Bride to Be have to get the help of James Caan to try to avoid being killed.
The movie does have it's moments of funny that I really enjoyed however a few things killed it a lot for me. First off, you can't make Hugh Grant into a mobster. it just doesn't work. he can't pull it off. also the acting in this movie was Sub-Par. nothing very good about it. and of course the ending is as about as predictable as you can get. two scenes before the last one I knew exactly how the movie was going to end. and I was completely right. so, we can add this attempt, along with most of the other ones, to make a gangster movie as good as the Godfather in the Rotten category. this movie wasn't completely horrible it just didn't have enough redeeming Qualities to make me really enjoy it.
Hugh Grant is a very instilling actor. He gives you his mood and he gives you his humor. You understanding his English humor. You understand his character.
His and Jeanne Tripplehorn's chemistry was great. Tripplehorn was a great actress and held the perfect character details.
James Caan was perfect for this role and he had the emotional range.
I loved the writing and the comedy. Hugh Grant's trying to be a mafia man was more than funny, it was laugh out loud, lets rewind and see it again funny.
RATED PG-13 FOR:
Small amounts of violence