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Published August 18th 2016
Do you want to take your man to the movies?
War Dogs is billed as a true story based on money, corruption and the American dream about two twenty-year-olds Americans who become international arms dealers.
I was hesitant about going to see this film, because it's about selling guns, weapons and ammunition by bidding on U.S military contracts. There is a saying that the best way to boost a country's economy is to go to war. But then I had a chuckle at the trailer and decided to go.
It turned out I loved the film and found it genuinely hilarious throughout.
The two main dealers are Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) and David Packouz (Miles Teller) who are interesting characters. They are old school friends who reunite after a friend's funeral. The business starts small as they bid on minor military contracts, but they start to get cocky and bid on larger deals. They find themselves in deep water when they make a 300-million-dollar deal with the Afghan Military and a ton of illegal out-of-date Chinese ammunition.
The film also stars Anna De Armas (Knock Knock), and Bradley Cooper in a minor role as one of the shady people involved in arms dealing. The movie was directed by Todd Phillips of 'The Hangover' trilogy. I can assure you, this is a better film the first Hangover movie which I detested.
It's hard to believe this is based on a true story and what the pair got away with back in 2007. The movie is based on the book titled 'Arms and the Dudes' by Guy Lawson and is actually about three stoners - they left out Alex Podrizki.
'War Dogs' doesn't take itself too seriously, so keep this one is mind when you are looking for your next movie fix.
War Dogs is currently in cinemas in Australia and the world.