“Get Shorty” was funny, cool, well written, well acted and an all around really good movie. Great performances all around and a movie that I recently rediscovered when a friend lent me the dvd.
Now flash forward 10 years and we are given “Be Cool” starring John Travolta. With the exception of a couple of cameos by Danny DeVito, I believe he is the only one who returns from the first film.
The film is good. I laughed. I enjoyed. But for the most part I didn’t feel like I was getting the actors’ best efforts in this film. This film is a little less about Travolta this time around and is really heavy into the supporting cast, and it’s quite a large supporting cast. Travolta, Uma, and Harvey Keitel seemed to be just there and not offering me anything special. With the exception of Uma, who graces us with one of the best entrances to a movie in recent memory.
Vince Vaughan, who was really funny in the previews for the film, wasn’t as funny after about 30 minutes and the act started to get old.
Cedrick the Entertainer was ok. Nothing special.
I would like to point out that the Rock, and Andre 3000, I thought, were really good in the movie. Very funny when needed and not overused.
Christina Milian was fine. She can obviously sing and looks beautiful and was fine in her role.
Overall i’d say the movie was good and would recommend seeing it in the theater or on video.