I won’t apologize for loving this film! I also understand that it might not be everybody’s cup of tea, as it is a true black comedy drama. It is a 2013 film and was directed by Richard Shepard, a mostly TV director of shows such as Ugly Betty and 30 Rock. He also did direct another one of my favorite dark comedy movie that starred Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear called “The Matador“. If you haven’t seen it, it’s another one l highly recommend.
Dom Hemingway stars Jude Law in the title role. He is a safe cracker who has just been released from jail after 12 years. He did not snitch on his employer, but now that he’s out, he wants what he believes is due him. I am not a huge fan of Jude Law, but l have to say that he really went all out for this role. He is beefed up, lewd, crude, and almost unrecognizable. Dom Hemingway a self absorbed, arrogant egomaniac. What’s not to love, right? Richard E. Grant is great in the role of an older, wiser, one-handed sidekick who tries, mostly unsuccessfully to keep him in line.
There is a subplot involving Dom trying to get to know his now adult daughter, who of course wants nothing to do with him. Every effort to redeem himself only ends in more disappointment. Jude Law does such a fine job, that you find yourself rooting for him anyway. The whole cast is actually quite good, very solid performances.
Here is the trailer for the movie:
There is a lot of swearing in this movie, just so you know. It was released in 2014, but was a box office failure, grossing a little over half a million dollars. I am sure that the R rating definitely hurt it, but it deserves it. If you like this genre of movies, l think you should check out Dom Hemingway. I don’t think you would be disappointed. The ending is not too strong, but it is a very sold movie. You might find yourself quoting some Dom Hemingway
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