In business, the angejahrte flower grower Earl is a welcome guest. He thinks there's a chat, there is a compliment to fall, blasphemes over the Internet (of Film plays of 2005) and donated to the received award for the most beautiful Daylily in a round, while next door a wedding is in progress. For the wedding of your own daughter (Alison Eastwood) has Earl, however, no time for birthdays and other celebrations of the family, he is conspicuous by its absence.
Changing residual risk
That it needs a certain lead time, in order to be with this guy hot, of course. Clint Eastwood, plays once again the main character in one of his films, know exactly. The 88-year-old American is embodied in "The Mule", so to speak, the intersection of its archetypal gurnard characters. We see Earl as a Mix of intransigence, misplaced Virility, and later repentance and contrite understanding. A kind of changing residual risk, in cinematic terms, promises to be quite a bit of voltage.
12 years later, Earl is because of the "fucking Internet" broke. When he shows up at the estate of his Ex-wife (Dianne Wiest), because he has no other refuge, more, him, sudden rejection. You want to do with him, nothing more. In a roundabout way, he learns that a well-Known need a good driver. Wherein the cargo is not interested in him. So Earl comes at the age of almost 90 years, a career as a drug courier for the Sinaloa cartel. The man doing the semi-ignorant, semi-relaxed, he gets around anyway in the area, just as he likes it, and he can Finance the Plan – the love of his family buy back, starting with his Grand-daughter (Taissa Farmiga), whose study and wedding.
tiger balm for the tracker
Enough, "The Mule" call it a good movie? Theoretically, Yes. Eastwood will find still ways to sell a obstinate Workaholic as a sympathy carrier. The shrewdness of the Director is reflected as in the wit of the protagonist, when he impresses a police officer as a matter of course with Popcorn, or a drug-sniffing dog with tiger balm is distracting.
Unfortunately, however, wants to screenwriter Nick Schenk, who wrote Eastwood's "Gran Torino" (2008), the other side of the law – in the Person of DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper), the traces of the drug cartel (and Earl). Unfortunately, this Bates is doing nothing other than being in the dark, to fall and to hear from the boss (Laurence Fishburne) that they should arrest people. As the Film rotates in idle.
the core of the film is hidden
Once the drug courier, and the Agent at the Café counter, not realizing who the other was. And since Earl granted to the agent, just those life advice, to which he believed himself never: family comes before work. The scene failed in its effect, not only because of the word choice, but because you have seen from the families. The core of the film is simply hidden.
After all, Earl condescended towards the end of the film to the deathbed of his Ex-wife, and brings himself in danger. The balance of power within the cartel have turned, it's a Killer to be sent out. However, the final refusal to work the main character does nothing more the impression of a film, the improvement of a die-hard opponents to the flags. In truth, The Mule shows "" a man who had done things for decades. And then look in surprise at the shards, which is his passivity. That is, in the case of Clint Eastwood.
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Created: 29.01.2019, 13:18 PM