Indie Gems: Dom Hemingway

"Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not."

That's the tag line for this movie and it's awesome.

Dom (and his unfortunate hairline) is a thief who just got out of prison after 12 years. The first thing he does when he's free is promptly beat the shit out of the man that his wife married while he was locked up. He then meets up with his former partner, Dickie (Richard E. Grant) who goes with him to collect money he's owed from Mr. Fountaine.(Demian Bichir) But Dom's attitude is never good and things are not as easy as he'd like them to be. He's also estranged from his adult daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke)

I honestly think this is the best performance Jude Law has ever given. Dom is kind of larger than life in a way. His temper is short, he frequently loses his shit and his ego is massive. Law is so charismatic that I actually felt myself rooting for Dom towards the end, even though his character is awful. The film itself loses steam as it goes on, but it's never unwatchable. This film demands to be seen for Law's performance. Plus, who knew Emilia Clarke could sing?

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "They should study my cock in art classes, spend whole courses studying the splendid contours of its exquisiteness, don't you think?" - Dom Hemingway (Jude Law)

8 comments:

  1. wow! i need to see this then, because i have always liked jude law as an actor.

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    1. If you're a Law fan, you'll really enjoy him in this!

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  2. I'd give it a B too. The plot was a little eh, but I thought Law carried the film incredibly well.
    Lovely review!

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  3. Jude Law was fantastic in this movie! He really looked like he had fun in the role.

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  4. The film is a pure performance vehicle for Law, and it's amazing to watch. I'd give it a B too, but I want to watch it again for Law's performance.

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    1. This is the best I've ever seen Law, honestly. That opening sequence is off the wall.

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