Lights. Camera. Abduction.
Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
ActorsStarring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Christopher Lambert, Veronica Osorio, Max Baker, Clancy Brown, Fisher Stevens, Patrick Fischler, Tom Musgrave, David Krumholtz, Greg Baldwin, Patrick Carroll, Heather Goldenhersh, Alison Pill, Michael Gambon, E.E. Bell, Fred Melamed, Wayne Knight, Jeff Lewis, John Bluthal, Peter Jason, Noel Conlon, Caitlin Muelder, Ming Zhao, Natasha Bassett, Noah Baron, Luke Spencer Roberts, Helen Siff, Robert Trebor
‘Would that it were so simple’ a line the young heartthrob Hobie Doyle is forced to repeat in the Coen brothers comedic homage to Hollywood. I could empathise. I came away wondering if there was a hidden storyline that was so complex it went completely over my head. On the plus side it was beautifully stylish, sumptuous even and every actor surpassed in their portrayal of the world of movies in the 1950s. However each role seemed like a cameo that really had little connection to the whole. It was more pretty than plot. There were a few funny lines but, on the whole, I came away bemused.