Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Peter Falk, Famke
Janssen, Sean 'Coco Puffy Pi Didddleydo' Combs, and Vincent Pastore
by: Jon Favreau
Interview w/Jon Favreau
Interview w/Vince Vaughn
is so money! Probably because auteur Jon Favreau is behind and
responsible for it. Now, Jon-Jon's
swinging back into theaters with his long anticipated follow-up
which he also wrote and starred in. Egomaniac? No just a mega-talented
other little film, Swingers, helped launched that tall
glass of man, Vince Vaughn, into the mainstream.
He's scrumptious and talented. Two words: Evil sexy!
almost rejoins the Swingers characters Jon and Vince immortalized,
as Mike and Trent. The Yin-n-Yang of friends. They're similar
in that Vaughn is that same kind of lounge lizard-esque con man
without a con; dimwitted with an air of ill-placed superiority.
Favreau is his signature calm steady, studying fellow just trying
to make it in the big bad voodoo world. The wanna be tough guy/schmuckazoid
with the heart of gold. Both are as relaxed and realistic as with
their last teaming.
dialog too is, once again, entertaining fast paced and remarkably
believable. If you love voyeuristic films where the film maker
almost gives an eerie spying-on-their-lives-as-they-live-them
sensation, Made's been made for you.
please don't get me wrong. This is no remake, or hack-fest-rip-off
extravaganza where a one-shot hotshot writer rewrites a couple
of scenes from his first script, then repackages it with a hip
title and slips it under the publics' noses. No. Made
is fresh and original with two buddies who happen to be similar
to his past work.
goes Bobby's (Jon Farvabeaneau) is a third class pugilist. A boxer
without a punch. He's about as good as Rosie O'Donnell's personal
trainer. He sucks okay?
Then he gets a call to do a big job for da boss, Max (Peter- in
one of his finest roles ever- Falk). He's to fly to New York,
meet with Max's East coast guy, Ruiz (Sean " Puffy the Magic
Pi Diddy Dough Daddy" Comb) then make a "drop"
of which he is told nothing about and return back to LA a made
if he didn't have his lug nut best friend, Ricky (Vince - totally
- Vaughn), in tow. Ricky's a kinetic jabber jawed fella. Ricky's
a grown-up "why mom?" kid, who never seems to
get it, quick to start an argument and always inserting his size
13 shoe into his, admittedly, adorable mouth. This is by far the
last person you want to be around when discreet is in order. Frankly,
it seems if this guy looked more like Geoffrey
Rush, and less like a sweet apple pie coolin' in the window
sill, he have been been iced years ago by someone just doing the
rest of the world a quick favor......He's very obnoxious is all
I'm sayin'. Still Bobby "vouches" for the maniacal misfit
with Max and the two skeedattle off to the big apple.
the two arrive in New York they are met by a smooth stereotyped
mob looking driver (stereotyped Vincent Pastore) and are whisked
off to the SoHo Grand. The boyz are in the lap of luxury, and
in bed with some kind of devil to be sure.
Ricky wants to shed his blue-collar background and over compensates
for his lack of.... wallet by over spending, over partying and
over stepping his place in mixed company. Bobby's getting nervous.
If Max finds out about his friend's nonprofessional behavior on
the job, Frick and Frack may be getting a visit from a professional.....if
you know what I mean.
no need to wait for Max to find out. Ruiz ,
unimpressed with the tacky "ginnys," sends them "over
the bridge" into New Jersey to handle the mysterious fore
mentioned drop with Irish thugs.
more like a death sentence than a chance to broaden their Garden
State knowledge. Poor schmucks...
who wrote and directed this, has once again successfully mixed
action, comedy and drama in equal parts. Subtle pieces, like the
boys' continual arguing which leaves them progressively cut and
bruised in the film, or the rapid cliché ridden
banter by Vaughn, just ad to the hilarity of Made.
and Vaughn shine so brightly together, they snagged Made's
whole 1000 watt spotlight and left only a 15 watt bulb for the
rest of the equally bright cast to share.
Actress, Famke Janssen, is her usual impeccable self. Once again
she brings to the screen another femme fatale played to perfection.
She was gorgeous as Jesse the stripper/single mom Bobby's willing
to end up sleeping with the fishes for.
Combs was okay. Nothing spectacular or Oscar worthy...I'll wait
till his next outing to judge da man. Evidently he's been Commander
McBragging all around the press circuit about his spectacular
performance. Maybe they edited it?
Vaughn had me all hot and bothered to be sure. Thank goodness
he was so obnoxious in this because at his last, sadly,
hardly seen movie, The Cell, I had
to be reprimanded by pimply multiplex staffettes a few times for
cat calling at the screen. Here, by shear repulsion of the character,
I was able to maintain a remarkably calm composure. That tall
hunky mankabab sandwich !
out and see this as soon as you can. Be there opening day, if
you know of Favreau or Vaughn's work! Enjoy.
Did you know Jon hosts a different style "talk" show
on cable's Independent Film Channel (IFC) called Dinner
For Five? It's gaining in popularity as we read!
Blunt's Interview with Jon Favreau
Emily Blunt's Interview with Vince Vaughn
Recommendation: Chucky Cheese's and Aperitifs.
MADE Site | Independent
Film Channel ( For Jon's New show)