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Mortdecai - Film Review

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by Marta Pin (subscribe) MP
Published February 22nd 2015

To be honest, I was expecting a more serious movie, as it has revealed itself a silly one. But I still appreciated it, perhaps because of the presence of Johnny Depp, who gave everything a different sparkle and touch. Mortdecai is an irreverent character and Depp perfectly fits the role. He is an art merchant, smart, rich and coward, as the critics say, but I found him sometimes mean and without any scruples. Gwyneth Paltrow assumes the role of Mortdecai's wife Joanna. She is beautiful, clever and determined to reach her goals, for which she makes no fuss of using people for her scopes. But I would have chosen another actress for this character.

While Mortdecai the merchant is dealing with questionable international terrorists and art criminals, at the same time he is helping the secret services. In particular, he cooperates with Inspector Martland, a former friend met at the University, who is deeply in love with Joanna. Indeed, I did not like the casting and the interpretation of Ewan McGregor as he came of as ridiculous. Surely, he deserves higher and leading roles, with a more serious interpretation. I admit I laughed, but there are some unnecessary boring and long scenes as well. The language was not at high-level as I expected. Of course, only Mortdecai speech's skills are absolutely at a large vocabulary.

Easy plot and soft story, but not an engaging one, as people were sleeping or paying attention more to their mobile phones than the screen. If you want to see a simple movie to get laugh and relax a bit, then you should go with this.
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