Our latest Saturday Night Movie was In Bruges, a very black comedy starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes, along with an excellent supporting cast.
This is the first time I've seen Colin Farrell in anything, though I'd certainly heard of him, and I thought he was wonderfully appealing at times, while simply reprehensible at others. He succeeded in growing on me, as he was supposed to. Brendan Gleeson plays an exceptionally sympathetic character, for a hit man, and Ralph Fiennes is meaner, harder, and more evil than I thought he could ever be.
I did not know how to pronounce Bruges before this movie--it rhymes with "stooge." And do not make it plural, either. I also didn't know it was in Belgium. It does look like a fairy tale medieval city, as we keep hearing Harry (Ralph Fiennes) say so inelegantly over the phone. Harry has sent his two underlings, Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Gleeson) there on holiday, with the intention of giving Ray one last good time before dealing with him. However, Ray is hilariously bored with this kind of sightseeing, until he meets a pretty young woman. Ken, on the other hand, is enthralled with the cultural and sightseeing opportunities in Bruges.
This movie does have its serious moments, but it's mostly fun. It's an original, highly entertaining flick which I happily recommend!