Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Company You Keep (2012)

Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Brendan Gleeson, Anna Kendrick, Terrence Howard, Chris Cooper, Richard Jenkins, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Sam Elliott. 125 min. Rated R. Drama/Thriller.

Forget the story; look at the cast. How can you ignore this, and pass on the chance of seeing these screen icons interact? Yes, the political conspiracy story is flimsy, and Redford seems stuck in his own All the President's Men Three Days of the Condor past. But hey, we're talking Sarandon, Nolte, Christie, Gleeson, taking short roles in a cinema legend's film. Even the recently-famed actors such as Jenkins, Kendrick and Howard have taken tiny parts, because they must've been up in the clouds when they got the call. This is Robert Redford as Hollywood demigod, flexing his muscles.

Trivia: Jackie "Britain's Got Talent" Evancho plays the main character's daughter, and she doesn't even sing.

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