If you can only see one movie in 2018 make it this one!
George, played by Jim Broadbent is a small town sheriff, in Brooklyn , Wyoming ; Drew, his wily deputy is played by Mark Rylance. Idling their time away, George eating pancake stacks and Drew shooting the breeze with the FBI, their imminent path to a cushy retirement is blocked by the sudden arrival of Inspector Collusion, “I suspect everyone and I prosecute no-one”. Reprising his role from No Stone Unturned , Collusion wants to talk to them about why their wives drive the same model of car as is supplied to the police.
Mike Maguire’s Inspector tries to curry favour with the Mayor [ William Shatner] but he and the townsfolk see through him, helped by cameo roles from Stephen Nolan and ‘Creepy’ Crawley as the owners of the local rag; “let me have men about me that are fat, thon Andrew has a lean and hungry look”.
Without giving too much away, safe to say that Collusion is no longer in town at the end.
This is a feel good movie par excellence.
Spoiler alert! Both George and Drew have additional romantic involvements.
Irish News: “You’ll be drying your eyes at the end.”
Belfast News Letter: “ way up there with the Foreigner”
Irish Times: “amusing, sentimental tosh”
At cinemas near you soon, excluding West Belfast.