2017 Blind Spot Series: Jackie Brown
What I knew going in: I knew the actors in it, but not much of the plot.
Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is a stewardess who smuggles money from Mexico for Ordell Robbie. (Samuel L. Jackson) She's busted one day by two officers. (played by Michael Keaton and Michael Bowen) Ordell sends his bondsman, Max Cherry (Robert Forster) to get Jackie out of jail. Jackie strikes up a deal to get the rest of Robbie's money to the officers to avoid jail time, but she plans on taking it for herself.
This almost felt like Tarantino-lite to me. I was expecting it to be as violent as his other films, so not seeing a ton of blood was surprising. What works the best is the cast. They're all wonderful in their roles, especially Pam Grier who carries this film wonderfully. I loved the chemistry between she and Robert Forester.
For such a straight forward story it managed to catch me off guard a few times which is always appreciated. One thing I do regret doing is watching this after I had to get up and take a 5:00 am flight. I really felt the run time and I'm sure had I not been so tired I wouldn't have. Since it's on Netflix Instant, I at least know I have the opportunity to watch it again.
Memorable Quote: "I hope you felt appropriately guilty about it afterwards." - Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson)