Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare
Danny Lupo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.
I know this is based on a true story, but what was up with these characters. They sucked for the most part. I hope the real life people were not like this. These guys were douchbags. I use to know guys like this. All they cared about was their looks and being the most trendy person that they could be. They worried more about their bodies and who they were hanging around with than anything else. I'm sure that you are getting the picture.
The actors did a great job bringing these characters to life. It almost seems that they are like their characters in a small way. I mean personality wise. The movie had a great cast, but it just was not enough to make the movie though.
For me, the movie just kind of sat there, you know what I mean. It was not terrible, but it was not that good either. There were some really funny scenes in the more, but it was not enough to save the movie. This is a Michael Bay movie, but the budget was not hundreds of millions of dollars. This is not what we are use to from Michael Bay. There was not all of the explosions, and he was not trying to level a major city. There was some action in the movie, but the real surprise was that there were parts of the movie that were funny.
This is a movie worth watching once, but I would not think about watching it again. It was just not worth it for me. Watch it for a quick cheap laugh, not for the boring story. Enjoy.
Pain & Gain (2013) Trailer