movie: Pain and Gain

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Description from IMDB: “A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.”

This movie is crazy! Michael Bay directed it, which I thought was kind of strange for him. I usually think of Transformers when his name pops up.

Another interesting part of this movie is that it takes place in the late 90s and is quite retro. Mark Wahlberg’s character drives a Fiero in which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson somehow manages to fit his giant self into. That, my friends, is amusing. I wonder if they had to take a seat out.

So, these three meatheads get caught up in their own get-rich-quick scheme, and their predicament just keeps spiraling out of control. Not only do their problems continue to get worse, they aren’t bright enough to deal with the issues in any productive kind of way.

Pain and Gain is very interesting to watch. It’s a combination of funny, action-y and disturbing. It gets a B+.

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