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Monday, 28 September 2015

VIFF: Cop Car

(reviewed by Meaghan Smith)

A Hilarious Romp in the Most Cringe-Inducing Way

I don't know what I was expecting from Cop Car, but definitely not 90 minutes of near constant laughter. The movie with the simple premise of two ten(ish) year old boys find and steal an abandon cop car escalates and derails into car chases, drugs and shoot outs. 

Kevin Bacon is amazing as the crooked sheriff with a secret in his trunk, but the two leads James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford steal the show as innocent runaways who find themselves in the most adult situation imaginable. 

The dialogue of innocence from the boys was perfectly crafted and delivered. The movie doesn't have much of a plot and as disappointed people behind me pointed out, not much exposition or backstory, but that's what I enjoyed the most from this film. The movie is centred on the boys instead of another film about crooked cops who will do anything to not get caught. 

I recommend this film for any with a dark sense of humour or enjoy a bit of cringing as there are multiple scenes where the kids test out the guns and bullet proof vest. Maybe not suited for the woman behind me who openly stated she doesn't like 'dark films' before the movie. It took everything in me not to turn around and stare while the kids threw the gun about haha. 

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