Marty is a struggling writer lacking focus and inspiration. Nonetheless, he dreams of finishing his screenplay. When his part-time dognapper best friend steals a psychopathetic gangster’s dog, inspiration strikes. Now, Marty just needs to live to tell the tale.
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After being completely in love with "In Bruges" I had high expectations for McDonagh's follow up film. Suffice it to say that it was just as brilliant, and had just as much heart. A perfect blend of black comedy and satire that confronts us with all of the cinematic conventions we have become too accustomed to in movies.
Vastly entertaining, funny and surprising. McDonagh makes Tarantino irrelevant in his comic demolitions of the stupidity of violence and its perpetrators, and his meta-cinematic games never curdle into cutesy gimmickry like Jonze and Kaufman's tedious ADAPTATION.