Seven Psychopaths – A Review



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Seven Psychopaths was written and directed by Martin McDonagh and is a star-studded film, featuring Sam Rockwell, Colin Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, and several other well-known actors.  I actually went to see Seven Psychopaths last night not really knowing much about it other than it had several of my favorite actors and a very cute dog and the insistence from my daughter that it looked like it would be a lot of fun.

The plot revolves around a writer, Marty (coincidence?), an alcoholic who is having a bit of writer’s block when it comes to the screenplay he is due to complete; Billy, his best friend, who just happens to be an actor and a dog-napper; and Hans, Billy’s co-conspirator in kidnapping the dog and a character who you’ll discover has many layers; Charlie, a psychopathic mobster; and last, but not least, Bonny the Shih-Tzu.

Charlie is Bonny’s owner, and when Bonny gets stolen as part of the dog-napping ring, things take a turn that Billy and Hans were not prepared for, maybe….

I was pleasantly surprised by the film. It has a dark and twisted sense of humor with a touch of poignancy.  The characters were all well-constructed and very well acted. I would not be surprised if Mr. McDonagh had these particular actors in mind as he was creating the film.  It reminded me of a comedic version of a Quentin Tarantino film.

Post viewing, the audience got to participate in an Q&A with Mr. McDonagh and Linda Bright Clay (who was fantastic).  I got to meet both of them and have my picture taken.  They were extremely gracious and friendly, and it was a pleasure and an honor to meet them and see their film.

It is rated R for violence and A LOT of foul language, as well as brief nudity.

I am giving this 4 stars.

I can’t resist sharing my pictures!

The first one is me with the actress, Linda Bright Clay, who played Myra.  She was delightful and patient and sweet as my camera/phone kept freezing.

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And here I am with Martin McDonagh, the director.  Isn’t he sexy!  😀

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Michelle


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  1. Brigette Streeper says:

    I saw this movie and liked it as well! I am a huge Christopher Walken fan!

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