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Layer Cake

A Movie Reel

Layer Cake: 7 out of 10.

Outside of revisiting some old Indiana Jones flicks with my son, Layer Cake is the first movie I've seen since The Love Guru exactly one month ago.  That's partly because The Love Guru was so disappointing it took a month to get the taste out of my mouth, but it's also because I was so immersed in The Wire there was no room for other escapes.

During one of my Wire rants at work, a guy who hadn't seen The Wire suggested I watch Layer Cake.  I had never heard of Layer Cake, but it had Daniel Craig and Colm Meaney in it, so I gave it a shot.

It's actually pretty good.  It's got a good style, nice soundtrack and an interesting enough drug caper premise.  It's directed by Matthew Vaughn who produced Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and this film reminded me of those.

Layer Cake is the kind of movie Guy Ritchie would have made if his talent wasn't devoured by that woman.

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