Friday, May 27, 2005

Welcome to the Layer Cake, son.

If you like modern British gangster flicks, you'll definitely enjoy Layer Cake. Brilliant film. It's the standard "cocaine dealer has made enough money and now wants to get out but keeps getting pulled back in" movie, but is filled with enough plot twists to make it engaging. Much like Snatch and Lock, Stock (director Matthew Vaughn produced both of those and is close friends with Guy Ritchie), it's full of audacious gangster violence. and bizarre characters. Layer Cake is a more serious film than Snatch and Lock, Stock though, and isn't as tongue-in-cheek as they were. It has a great soundtrack too - and the movie involves the greatest scene with Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" ever. Oh, and the beautiful Sienna Miller is in it - sadly, for only about 5 minutes, but they were quality minutes.

Layer Cake


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