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"White Rick": Matthew McConaughey with Mallet brings up a son-informer

An ideal guide on how to lazily film a unique story.

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1980 The crack epidemic is eating away at the Detroit American dream. Patriarch of the Welsh family (Matthew McConaughey) makes ends meet, illegally selling weapons to local gangs. Teenage son with a mild mustache Rick (Richie Merritt) runs alongside, the wife has long run away, the drug addict daughter (Bel Pauli) is planning the same thing. Once the FBI agents (Jennifer Jason Lee и Brian Tyree Henry) put pressure on his father to become a informer. He indignantly refuses, and the tired of poverty, the son agrees. After that, Rick will go down in US history forever as the youngest FBI informant.

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

As you know, if in the history of the United States they find a unique case, then it must be ekraniziruyut, putting in half a poster four important words "based on a true story." The life of Rick Welch - a man of small mentality, who managed to knock on local baryg and still go to jail - could turn into an unhurried and elaborate mini-series or, at worst, documentary, but with an eye to the fees and awards, a feature film came out, who initially inspired confidence.

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

In the director's chair planted a talented Frenchman Jan Demanzhawho 5 debuted years ago with a tense action "'71»About a recruit at the epicenter of hostilities in the capital of Northern Ireland. There was a well-staged action where necessary - drama and re-created atmosphere of the era - in general, the perfect set, which was useful for the filming of "White Boyfriend Rick." Something went wrong, and now the pluses of the first film in the Hollywood biopic stick out like a finger.

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

White Rick is a rare movie that manages to pass with an equilibrist's endurance between the love and the hatred of the audience in order to come to the finish line absolutely sterile. The film does not even try to wipe the blow and, accordingly, does not cause any feelings at all, but for such a provocative story it is almost a death sentence. Last year's "Tonya against all"- another story about the white trash - frankly infuriated by breaking the fourth wall, and at the same time admiring the game Margot Robbie and archival filing of history. "White boy Rick" can not even infuriate.

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

Shot from the movie "White Boyfriend Rick"

The list of dubious achievements that I would like to point out to the picture does not end there. The feverish editing of the film creates a sudden desire to go to Wikipedia and read an article about Welsh to learn something besides his clichés that he has fallen in love with, has been successful. All these unrelated episodes are more likely to look like an almanac “From the Life of R. Welch, an Informer,” over which you will have to seriously break your head to understand how a person in a minute and a half was in prison. Trailers created on the same principle for some reason look much more interesting and dynamic than the film itself.

It does not save the situation and the whole constellation of talented actors in the background, who do not drag the blanket over themselves, but decently help the debutant Richie Merritt to open up against their background. It turns out the opposite situation - in their company a novice actor looks like coal next to diamonds, which, under enormous pressure, cannot shine. When, at the end of the second hour, the hero tries to give an emotional ending, which Merritt misses once again, it becomes clear that the only emotion that the film causes is devastation due to the two hours spent in nowhere. Yet the article on Wikipedia reads much more interesting and faster.

Since 31 January at the cinema.

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