I hope you had an excellent weekend with lots of fun! I am currently trying to cope with the fact that tomorrow is Monday and since I am not very successful, I decided to do a movie review just to keep my mind occupied a little bit!
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts
Director: Tony McNamara
Duration: 1h 40m
Summary: High school student Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) is kind of a misfit in the town he recently moves in. During a school project he befriends his neighbor Ashby (Mickey Rourke) who is a retired CIA assassin that is about to die due to a life threatening illness. As Ed and Ashby get to know each other and form an unlikely friendship, things get complicated as Ed falls for Eloise (Emma Roberts) while trying out to be in the school’s football team and Ashby is about to clear things up before he dies.
Likes/Dislikes (may contain spoilers): This movie is a coming of age movie as unlikely that it may seem from the plot. It is the beginning of a new life and the end of an old one in the faces of Ashby and Ed. As you and Ed are so different yet so same in a way that makes you a little emotional watching them together. Ashby serves as the fatherly figure that Ed is missing and Ed takes the place of Ashby’s long dead child. The interaction between them is helpful to both, as they each have to learn something from one another.
Eloise and Ed’s relationship was kind of weird but at the same time so cute! I liked the fact that it was not so easy for them to get together and that it involved the right amount of drama to get them to fall in love and finally admit it. Especially Ed needed to sort things out in his mind, because he was the one that hurt her, as he got confused with his newfound fame as a football player.
I was very emotional in the end, because it really showed that Ashby is a good person despite his former lifestyle. Actually he was very upset with himself and tried really hard to make amends deep inside before dying. For him, death was not something scary, he was more afraid of what he had done than what was coming at him. So, in a last effort of saying sorry he tried to make up for everything and even though he chose an unconventional way, I was still very moved.
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