It seems as if Shia LaBeouf has been quiet since his last performance as Sam Witwicky. As it goes with most Hollywood stars, they sit on top for a while but slowly fade into the background. Ever since LaBeouf faded away it seems as if Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped up and took the spotlight for himself. Since 2010 you have Hesher, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Lincoln and his newest release, Don Jon. I would also like to add, Levitt is a genius for writing and directing a movie about a porn addict who falls in love with a beautiful girl. Why is he a genius? Because he casted the beautiful girl to be Scarlett Johansson and the porn addict to be himself. Bravo Levitt, bravo.
Although the official trailer has yet to be released by the studio, Charlie Countryman looks as if it has potential to be a great movie. Romance, comedy, drama and action all rolled into one convoluted love story, I can dig it. It’s been a while since we have seen Shia LeBeouf back in the spotlight; I have high expectations for this film.
Charlie Countryman Plot Summary:
Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) is just a normal guy until he meets and falls in love with Gabi (Wood), a Romanian girl after he sits next to her father on a plane that resulted in his death. But Gabi is married to Nigel (Mikkelsen), a violent and mentally unstable crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams – he has to die.
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Leo
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By: Pat Hanavan