Monday, April 21, 2008

In Bruges

[WARNING]: I highly recommend watching this film, and the following contains almost 100% spoilers, so either watch it or just read it anyway.

[ANOTHER WARNING]: High levels of profanity.

In Bruges is about two hitmen (one experienced, one after his first job, accidentally kills an innocent) spending some time in Bruges, presumed in the beginning to take the heat of the killing of the innocent.

So I totally loved this film. To be honest the trailer is kind of shit, but you can't really put a trailer together for a film like this. If you've watched Snatch and Lock Stock, this movie is definitely for you. If you haven't go watch all of them. Now.

What does In Bruges have?


Harry: [while buying a gun] An Uzi? I'm not from South Central Los-fuckin-Angeles. I'm not planning on mowing down a bunch of ten-year old black kids in a drive-by. I need a normal gun for a normal person.

Fat people.

This scene is forever seared into my mind.

American fun.

Ray: [beating an American tourist] That's for John Lennon, you Yankee fuckin' cunt!


Ray: They're filming midgets!
Ken: C'mon, let's go back to the room.
Ray: Fuck off, Ken, they're filming midgets.

Classic dialogue.

Harry: [through a written note] Number One, why aren't you in when I fucking told you to be. Number Two, why doesn't this hotel have fucking phones with fucking voicemail on them and not have to leave messages with the fucking receptionist? Number Three you better fucking be in tomorrow night when I fucking call again or there'll be fucking Hell to pay I'm fucking telling you.

Iconic scenes.

Priest: What did you do Raymond?
Ray: Murder, father.
Priest: Why did you murder, Raymond?
Ray: For money.
Priest: You murdered for money?
Ray: Yes, father.
Priest: Who did you murder for money, Raymond?
Ray: You, father.
Priest: ...What?
Ray: What, are you deaf? You!

Deadpan absurdity.

The shortest classic quote I have ever thought possible.

Ray: Bottle!

Anyways, In Bruges is finger-lickin awesome, if you've seen it you'd agree.

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