The Redeye Complex

Sunday, February 24, 2008
You Kill Me (winnipeg)

You Kill Me is playing on Movie Central, and while Ebert didn't like it ...
What do they have to work with? A tepid, dated screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ("The Life and Death of Peter Sellers") that feels like a first draft by a film-school sophomore. Maybe a second draft.
I think its worth a look for 1) Ben Kingsley and 2) Winnipeg's locations used during the shoot.

Snip from The Onion via Metacritic ...
The main pleasure lies in watching a cast filled with fine character actors like Kingsley, Farina, Hall, and Bill Pullman work their way around the salty, noir-inflected dialogue. It's just unfortunate that those lines add up to such piffle.
Yeah so it aint Gross Pointe Blanke (as Ebert recommends instead of) but I thought it was priceless to see Kingsley and hear how he says his lines. Kinda fun.

Then the locations in Winnipeg ... I ate lunch recently in the lounge of the Round Table where the final scene takes place. Just to think that Kingsley and Dennis Farina squared off there. Ha!


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