Wednesday, November 24, 2004

After the Sunset Is a Bright Light

Okay, okay, the puns are getting worse.

I took in After the Sunset (Yahoo! Movies) as the first in a double-viewing on Monday afternoon. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris, and Chris Penn.

IMDB Plot Summary:
Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd (Harrelson) shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is a ocean liner called the "Diamond Cruise" and Stan is convinced that they're not really retired at all, and that this is the next set up. While Lola (Hayek) is busy settling into their new life and trying to find ways to keep busy, Max (Brosnan) is contemplating whether or not to steal the diamond. Now the question is, will he? Will Stan finally catch him after eight years of chasing him? Will Lola help Max steal it? And what of that shady character that has told Max he must steal the diamond for him?
This was a fun movie. It was entertaining, engaging and kept me interested right through the end. The plot isn't terribly deep though it has its fair share of twists and turns. There's a lot of sexual tension, between the two thieves and then between the two police, that makes things even more interesting. All in all, not a very deep movie but a very enjoyable one. As long as you're not expecting some huge blockbuster or philosophical poignancy and just go in looking to see a good heist movie, you should enjoy it.

ALAN'S MOVIE RATING: Theater-Worthy, maybe DVD-Worthy.