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Based on the infamous serial killer story, Jonah Hill, staring along James Franco, delivers a thrilling and engaging portrayal of the main characters, attached by a compelling and, at times, truly unsettling story that focuses on the potential it's drama and intrigue is capable of offering, depending mostly on the way things are narrated, but unfortunately, and while there's a visual engagement towards the viewer, this thriller doesn't necessary surpasses flicks with better execution and the same premise.
At first glance, this little indie drama might not seem as progressive as promised, but given time to flow, there's plenty of substance and directorial value by David Gordon Green, given also a lot of its credit to its lead star Nicolas Cage, in a pleasant return to histrionic shape, as well as youngster Tye Sheridan, all in order to craft a simple but captivating story that'll deliver plenty for the spectator to dig and, pretty much, enjoy.
Like plenty of other biopics, both previous and further to come, the Ritchie Valens film plays most of its resolutions in a safe mode, offering the typical props and traits of every other artist take, and while some moments in the film seem to hit the target, most of the film's content is overshadowed by a lack of effective direction and poor acting, being only Lou Diamond Phillips as the lead role the one who rescues this humble but passable flick.
By all means the movie could work alone just by Emma Stone's hyper-charisma and excelling appeal as the lead role, but thankfully, Easy A is a comedy that knows exactly what it is, what it tries to say and the means to achieve it, in such fancy and hilarious way, benefit by the presence of a great casting, all suited for a small but subtle indie flick that, good enough, transcends the barriers of a casual average chick flick in order to become universally enjoyable.
Denzel Washington both, stars and directs this Oscar-worthy drama with extreme confidence and reduced set-places in order to make this flick completely strong and almost dependent of the performances, which are top-notch coming from Washington and Viola Davis, providing excellent character, dialogue and acting in general, which unfortunately are the strongest cards of the film, overall, since it won't possess enough strength to flow as other superior flicks.