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In Bruges (2008) <><><><>

Updated: Jan 26, 2019

12/30/18

You can watch this on Netflix. I'd like to think that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a fever dream of Colin Farrell's character in this movie, but then I can't connect him to Fantastic Beasts.

I recently went to Copenhagen and Bruges looks like the cutest portion of Copenhagen, Nyhavn. The city is a wonderful 'fairytale' like backdrop to a less cheerful movie. This movie gets right into the story without adding in too much explanation of the events leading up to Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson (Madeye Moody). They stay in a hotel run by Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour). Later in the movie Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) shows up. See Harry Potter #4 all over the place!!!!

The progression of the movie is well passed. Just as I thought it was progressing a little slowly it picked up. It is a dialog heavy movie in a good way. It has a little Guy Ritchie vibe but the plot is more straightforward than his movies. I may be making the comparison because In Bruges involves hit-men. It is hard to comment on this movie without giving too much away.

I enjoyed this. I think it was significantly better than Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri, another Martin McDonagh movie. I plan to watch Seven Psychopaths in the near future as well.

Since this movie is dialogue heavy it requires you to commit to it. A captive audience is best, especially with some of the nice scenes of Bruges Belgium.

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