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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Review of film: “CA$H”

2010, 04-08:

Review of film:  CA$H


Stephen Milburn Anderson


Stephen Milburn Anderson


Sean Bean    ...         Pyke Kubic
Chris Hemsworth     ...         Sam Phelan
Victoria Profeta         ...         Leslie Phelan
Mike Starr      ...         Melvin Goldberg
Glenn Plummer       ...         Glen the Plumber
Michael Mantell        ...         Mr. Dale
Antony Thekkek       ...         Bahadurjit Tejeenderpeet Singh

Tim Kazurinsky        ...         Chunky Chicken Salesman

MPAA Rating:

R for language, violence and some sexual content.


MY Rating:

6.5 of 10 stars (based on an advance screening of the 108-minute film).

                                                           The Film CA$H

This independent film set in Chicago was not very impressive...  Thus, I’m mainly going to give just a slight “SUMMARY” of the story:

...  Things are going somewhat badly in life for Sam Phelan (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) & his wife Leslie (VICTORIA PROFETA)... 

...  What seems to be a bit of good luck becomes very COMPLICATED when Chris is given a chance to make a “life-changing decision”.  He meets a “strange and sinister” man named Pyke Kubic (SEAN BEAN), who gives him an opportunity to make a lot of MONEY...

...  But, there are some “complications” regarding what Chris and Victoria must DO to get the cash...  Sean leads them “on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago”, which results in them being “pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence”...

...  It’s a “psychological thriller” about how “FAR” people will go to get money (or, as the production company says, it’s about “the mysterious power that money can wield over humans, triggering despicable acts to possess it”)...

...  Their writeup further claims that the film “takes a bold look at the human foibles of greed, materialism, cowardice and immorality amidst a backdrop that is ripe with satire, stereotypes, mind games and consequences”...

...  The CONCEPT is interesting, & the acting was generally OK--  but it’s not especially EFFECTIVE in its overall execution...

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