A skilled writer plays different roles like director, producer in this year’s welcoming movie The Gentlemen (2020). The man Guy Ritchie has used his usual sense of humor, thoughts of action and thrills to cast the popular actors. If you are a story lover, you will find something interesting while the story starts with Fletcher (Hugh Grant). Reporter Fletcher attracts the audience with a beautiful presentation. His storytelling may sound like a wise man preaching fairy tales to his grandchildren.
The storytelling of Fletcher has got a screenplay named – “Bush.” This is not a collection of bushes. Instead, the word here means the code word of “marijuana.” Fletcher love to be friendly with the drug dealers and time-to-time he blackmails them. It’s not his intention to do crime all the time. Instead, he is signaling everyone that the marijuana business is nearly doomed. He is found passing the time with a kingpin Mickey’s right-hand Raymond (Charlie Hannum). Hannum has been magnificent in the movie. He performs as a friendly yet faithful man. Fletcher opens up a can of mystery. There is something big happening in the underworld surrounding the kingpin.
Matthew McConaughey, as Mickey Pearson, the English drug-lord shines with his aristocracy. He recalls the “Downtown Abbey” days while sitting in his manor. Mickey’s wife Roz (Michelle Dockery) has an auto body shop. Surprisingly, there are no male mechanics in this shop. Mickey names Roz as the “Cockney Cleopatra”. At this age, Mickey doesn’t want to perform the leadership in his marijuana business. His retirement news brings two rivals the Matthew Berger (Jeremey Strong) and Dry Eye (Henry Golding).There you can find an intriguing character the Coach (Colin Farrell). This Irish man operates a boxing club. He claims that he isn’t a criminal nor a gangster. But his behavior may tell the truth.
Coach is kind of obsessed with his versatile tracksuits. His resplendent tartan tracksuit exposes the comical beauty as his movement is similarly identical. Some people work under the coach who has the same dress-up pattern. These people burn a marijuana farm of Mickey and show the activities to the public by capturing the incident with the video camera. However, from this plotline, Guy Ritchie has been excellent to put some realistic and reflexive mode in the scenarios.
The trio scriptwriters like Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies have shown their magical thoughts turning into reality from the imagination. Fletcher is shown as the parasite who loves to show off how much he contains the knowledge. The audience can enjoy or may get boring at his excessive self-addressing thoughts with the same tone. The whole screenplay is kind of a script within another script. Things get messy yet the presentation of the story can make you clear-sighted.
The fashion sense of the characters is aesthetic in terms of the United Kingdom. Most of the characters wear vivid and colorful attire, facial products and goggles. Fletcher has a goatee and wears goggles to fit at his role in the movie. Berger, Coach, Raymond – they too wear glasses.
Cinematographer Alan Stewart with Ritchie, has done great work with his action-genre choreography. He has placed things so neatly that the feeling is nearly high. Love, marriage is quite less detailed in the story as it’s full of smoking, drinking and warming types of blood. The presentation of human cruelty changing into entertainment is something good to enjoy. The Gentlemen brings back the taste of the 90s. You are going to have the feel of the thrilling cold-blooded actions and movements that may work like a dope. This movie has the collection of the mafia ideas and plans from the gym rats to the gang leaders. Once you have watched the whole film, a confusion may appear in your mind. The Coach is least valued yet Richie fails to answer the reasons.
After all, The Gentlemen may sound like a moviemade for a specific class of audience. But it contains all the pros and cons of a dark comedy movie. You would love to watch this movie.