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Be Cool

5 out of 10
Average rating 5 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Be Cool
Director: F. Gary Gray
Main parts: Debi Mazar
Paul Adelstein
Christina Milian
Robert Pastorelli
Steven Tyler
André Benjamin
Cedric the Entertainer
Vince Vaughn
Uma Thurman
John Travolta
Gregory Alan Williams
Harvey Keitel
Dwayne Johnson
Danny DeVito
James Woods
Production year: 2005
Genre: Comedy
IMDB link: [LINK]
Based On Book | Celebrities | Doubble Play | Gangster | Hitman | Hollywood | Los Angeles | Movie Business | Music | Music Business | Record Deal | Russian | Sequel | Widow

Plot outlinie:
Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music exec on the way.

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Movie reviews for Be Cool

2008-12-07  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 5 out of 10
A good movie made too light by comedy and not worth that much in the end.

This is no was a good as the first one - “Get Shorty”. It does have a few good moments where Chilli gets to be the cool gangster, but no way near enough. It has a lot of fluff and too much slapstick/stereotypical humor for my taste.

John Travolta is brilliant as Chili Palmer. For some reason he is the perfect gangster gentleman. Very believeable in the role and quite inspiring.

Uma Thurman is quite sexy, but not really pretty. She is funny that way. Her performance is alright, but nothing special.
The rest of the cast contains a lot of fancy names, but most of them have very small parts. In a film about Hollywood and name dropping, I guess a little name dropping is quite in place.

If you like light comedy it is not so bad. If you like Travolta or Get Shorty, this might be worth the time. Otherwise there are better comedy movies out there.

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