Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Bag Man (2014)

Tagline: The cat's in the bag
Cusack plays: Jack. 

I think the fact that I watched this about a month ago but have only just mustered up the energy to post a review probably tells you all you need to know. This is another straight to DVD number, focused around Cusack, Bobby De Niro and some wifey.   It's quite dark and whispery, which combined with my tendency to multi task and not concentrate on films meant some rewinding was required. 

So, big Bad Bobby De Niro pays his shady hit man type Cusack some moneys for a simple job - retrieve a bag and bring it to him, the one very important condition being DON'T LOOK IN THE BAG. This is the one thing going for this film and keeping you interested -what's in the bag???? (you know it's not going to be anything good). Along the way people start trying to kill each other and a sexy laydee turns up to try and disrupt things. Oh, also the midget janitor from Scrubs and a guy with a blingin eye patch.

I was entertained a little by some links to other Cusack flicks - Crispin Glover as a creepy hotel employee (as seen in Hot Tub Time Machine) and running about around a motel was a bit Identity like.

So overall, this is another fail, but I am a little cheered by the trailers for upcoming Cusack flicks, Love & Mercy and Dragonblade which both look worth a watch. Also, happy 49th birthday tomorrow Mr Cusack!

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