Wednesday, August 06, 2014
On early reading, I thought Cheap Thrills was a version of Jackass. As it was more critically acclaimed, I became more curious. Renting the film, I learn it is a thriller and a very, very dark comedy. Two men, desperate for money, run into a crazy man with lots of dough and a perverse sense of how to spend it. He challenges the men to do outrageous things for money for the entertainment of he and his wife. The moral dilemmas combined with desperation give us some pretty depraved scenes. The performances are great, but they do a lot of gross stuff in this film all for the almighty dollar. I kept watching to find out what happened to the characters. Black comedy at its darkest. And OMG that ending. Good film.