Professional criminal Sean Bean (Patriot Games, Death Race 2, the The Lord of the Rings series, Equilibrium, Troy, The Island, Silent Hill, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Hitcher , Black Death, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief) is attempting to track down miserable tradie Chris Hemsworth (A Perfect Getaway, Thor, The Cabin in the Woods, Home and Away) whom Bean believes to be in possession of the money his brother (also played by Bean) stole and dumped over a bridge when the cops were on his trail.
This concept alone is enough to send through me a driving need to watch this film. Why? Because it has fucking Sean Bean and Chris Hemsworth in it, that's why! Sean Bean even plays two characters in the one film, just in case playing one antagonist wasn't enough! And okay yes, I think I jumped on the bandwagon a tad preemptively but is rather a good film.
Though sure there's not a lot new to be chucked around in the film industry these days, Ca$h is at least a partially fresh idea, which is always nice to see. There's a couple of moments when the whole "suspension of disbelief" thing gives me some trouble, and the fact that Hemsworth pretends to have a Chicago-accent the entire film is also depressing. But all in all it was totally worth the watch.
Though I'm sure put onto a shelf categorised by genre, Ca$h would probably find itself lumped in with the Action films, but in reality it isn't one. If there's such a thing as a comedic psychological crime thriller, then that's more or less what Ca$h would be. It's interesting most of all to think what you would do in the same position as Hemsworth and his wife (played by Victoria Profeta - Push, Meth Head), they have this strange relationship with their tormentor that's sort of a bizarre twist on Stockholm Syndrome, where they put up with him, and get into his world, even though they're in their own house.
Good entertaining movie! Ca$h isn't a thriller in academic film terms. It's not a traditional action film, either. If the film must have a label, it is neo noir satire. Noir features a desperate protagonist who is an anti-hero. "Ca$h" is an entertaining movie where everybody is corrupt in the end, even those that have been robbed and declare a larger amount to benefit with the insurance. Sean Bean performs a peculiar but very dangerous criminal with a great knowledge of economics. Chris Hemsworth is the typical American low middle class with a great alienation and lack of general culture. The screenplay is enjoyable and the resolution of the situation is satisfactory.
A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan and his wife Leslie when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence... All in the name of money.
also stars Michael Mantell, Glenn Plummer, Mike Starr, Anthony Thekkek and Joseph Mazurk.
directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson.