Sunday, September 4, 2016

Six Ways to Sunday (1997)

Director: Adam Bernstein

Writers: Adam Bernstein, Marc Gerald, Charles Perry

Composer: Theodore Shapiro

Starring: Norman Reedus, Debbie Harry, Adrien Brody, Paul D'Amato, Holter Graham, Peter Appel, Kathy Lee Hart, Paul Lazar, Eugene Leong, Clark Gregg, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Adler, Anna Levine, Vincent Pastore

More info: IMDb

Tagline: love is a mother.

Plot: Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob.

My rating:  7/10

Will I watch it again?  Probably not.

I watched this last year and I had to re-watch it just now to remember anything.  Usually that's a bad sign.  Tonally, this picture's all over the place and it goes to really fucked up places.  It's got some black humor but that's countered with really dark, psychological stuff.  The last fifteen minutes gets dark.  The ending is so, so weak.  It should've stopped in the car with a bang.  Roll credits.  But, no.  They just had to go out happy.  You'll probably dig it if you like odd films, crime flicks with something different to say or just for the sake of a cast full of familiar faces. 

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