THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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9/11 (2017)


This film uses 9/11 as a backdrop for a drama portraying seven people trapped in an elevator in one of the towers.  Among them are Charlie Sheen and Gina Gershon as a billionaire and his wife – she’s trying to get him to sign divorce papers and he says let’s give it one more day; Luis Guzman as a trade center janitor; Wood Harris as a bicycle messenger.  Oh and Whoopie Goldberg as “Metzie,” a huge Mets fan who is in charge of the elevators and mans the operations room, is not in the elevator but can sometimes talk to the group via intercom.   Sheen is Sheen, but Gershon is quite good.  Film could have been made without the backdrop of 9/11 and once we focus on the people trying to get out of the elevator, it gets a little stronger.  Low budget flick uses a LOT of news footage of the day to pad out its running time.  You’ve seen better of its ilk but you’ve also seen worse.  And wait til you see Whoopie’s wig – it looks like Samuel L. Jackson’s hair from Pulp Fiction, except bigger! 


TLA one word review: underdeveloped

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