London Boulevard (2010)

Directed by William Monahan

Starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightly and Ray Winstone

 

Just out of prison Mitchel, played by Colin Farrell, is trying to get his life sorted and finds himself a new job protecting a film star, played by Keira Knightley. However past friends try to sort him out some other jobs which puts him in direct contact with a notorious London gangster, played by Ray Winstone. Can Mitchel keep away from the wrong side of the law?

This definitely has a feel of a Guy Ritchie film like Lock Stock and Layer Cake. The London settings, the stylish London streets and the cast is full of English film and TV actors. Even the music throughout the film is supplied by British bands like Kasabian. The film, being a British drama about gangsters, is full of some extreme swearing with the C word being used in every other sentence.

There is a story to follow through the film with Mitchel struggling to live the two lives that he is currently living.  As a whole there wasn’t much to the film apart from a couple of funny lines. The three leads seem to play the same characters in every film they are in none more so than Ray Winstone.

Would I recommend this film? Probably not. If you never get to see it you won’t be missing out on much.

 

Film Fact

The colourful pictures of Keira Knightley’s character that haunt Colin Farrell’s Mitchel throughout the film were designed and made by David Bailey.

 

 

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