Movie Reviews

“Pain & Gain” Movie Review

2.5-Watertowers Movie Review(Bumbling Bodybuilders)

Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is a con-man body builder fresh out of pain & gainjail.

He gets a job as a personal trainer at a local gym and does a great job building business.

But he wants more. He desperately wants to be rich.

Training a rich businessman and asshole, Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), Daniel hatches a plan to kidnap Victor and hold him until he signs over his assets to Daniel and his loser bodybuilder associates; Paul (The Rock) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie).

The three bumbling bodybuilders find it difficult to kidnap Victor, then find it even more difficult to get him to sign over his assets, and, lastly, find it impossible to kill him…..despite numerous attempts.

The three muscle bound schmucks live high on the hog off of Victors assets….for awhile. Adrian, who suffers from steroid-induced erectile dysfunction, marries Robin (Rebel Wilson), Paul cokes out, while Daniel becomes more and more violent.

The “Victor” money runs out and they have to plan another kidnapping.

This time they target and attempt to kidnap a porn mogul, but, this kidnapping ends with deadly &  gory results.

We watched “Pain & Gain” mainly because of Mark Walhberg (Ted 2 is coming up….). It was interesting, uniquely different, more violent than I expected, and, based on a true story. Dwayne Johnson does an amazing job depicting the decline of a person from sober to wacked-out coke head.

Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Netflix (Thanks, Ryan!) because Lori is still laid up with the damaging remnants of her recent broken leg and getting to the movies is a chore not yet worth attempting.

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

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