iMonrey July 13, 2015 Share July 13, 2015 Oh, dear. For weeks I have been defending Vince Vaughn and now, alas, I see what everyone else is seeing. That scene where he's trying to shake down the club owner (or whatever the hell was going on . . . all his scenes are the same) - he was positively robotic. It was awful. I'm one of the few people in the world who actually liked the remake of Psycho and thought Vaughn did himself proud stepping into some mighty big shoes on that film, so I know he's got some acting chops. But he's just utterly lost here and it shows. I still think the writing is the main problem but Vaughn doesn't seem to know what to do with the role and doesn't seem to be getting any direction. I still think McConaughey and Harrelson managed to disguise weak writing with showy gimmicks whereas Vaughn is unable to bring anything to the table that isn't in the script. And yeah, the whole self-loathing closet case is a story that's about 20 years too old. For this to be the least bit compelling we need some kind of background on Paul that would explain his struggle. Super religious parents? Raised in Arkansas? We got nothin'. It's not the least bit interesting to follow his "discovery" in real time without perspective. This may be the first time I've ever heard James Frain (try to) use an American accent and it isn't coming off very well. 4 Link to comment
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