Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rock, the Cops and a Breach (Movie Reviews)

I Think I Love My Wife (R) 90 minutes B+

Starring Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Gina Torres, Steve Buscemi, Edward Herrmann, Welker White, Samantha Ivers, and Michael K. Williams

I Think I Love My Wife is an adaptation of the 1972 film Chloe in the Afternoon. Co-written, directed and produced by Chris Rock, Wife is an interesting and impressive venture.

Rock plays Richard Cooper, a successful investment banker with a beautiful wife, and wonderful children. Richard loves his wife but the lack of sex is putting a tremendous strain on their relationship. Couples therapy doesn't seem to be helping as Richard slips deeper and deeper into his fantasy world/daydreams of being single, meeting hot chicks, and having mind blowing sex.

At his most vulnerable point temptation enters Richard's world in the form of Nikki Tru (Kerry Washington). Eight years ago Nikki was his best friend's girl, and now she back in town and in need of a friendly face. Nikki would be kryptonite for any married man, and ultimately Richard must choose fantasy or reality, his head or his heart.

Reno 911!: Miami (R) 84 minutes F

Starring Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong, Cedric Yarbrough, and Danny DeVito

My friends and I could have directed this film. There was so much potential for the characters to be funny, but it just comes off as dumb and really stupid. This is like a really bad SNL skit that goes on for 84 minutes. I'll be honest, if it wasn't for the cleavage, the nudity and a couple of penis and butt jokes, I would've walked out of this film. Terrible.

Breach PG-13 110 minutes B-

Starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert, Kathleen Quinlan, and Bruce Davison

This one was a slow starter but it eventually builds momentum and becomes a pretty good suspense/thriller.

Based on true events, Breach is the story of a young FBI agent-in-training (Ryan Phillippe) who gets the opportunity to take the next step in becoming an agent, but first he must bring down an FBI operative whose been spying for the Russians and selling our secrets for 22 years.

A strong film, good acting.

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