2.06.2007

Get Shorty

I still don't know what the plot line of this movie is. I've seen it probably 4 or 5 times, and I can't figure it out. There's this guy, Chili Palmer, who's some kind of flunky for one side of the mob. But his head honcho dies. So, he's in crap with a flunky of another side of the mob. Except, this is John Travolta we're talking about, so he's no real flunky. There's this other guy, a dry cleaner, who scammed $700 grand from the airlines, and Chili goes after him because they're friends or something. He's supposed to be in Vegas, but he's already gone onto LA. While he's there, in Vegas, he meets up with a guy who wants Chili to go after another guy inLA while he's there, or something, a Producer. And this all happens in the first 20 minutes! It's so convoluted, and confusing, you'd think it would be a bad movie. But it's not. It's funny and cynical and for people who like mob movies and people who live in Hollywood.

It's like a Hollywood mob movie.

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