Question: What do you get when you put Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant into the same movie?
Answer: An action packed adventure filled with many twists and turns along the way! Just when you think you know where the story is going, be prepared to think again.
Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) is the most successful cannabis mogul in the industry. After many years, it is time for him to retire and live out a more normal lifestyle with his wife Rosalind (Michelle Dockery).
Matthew Berger (Strong) seems like the perfect choice to take over from Pearson. He’s got the money, the reputation and he knows a lot of people who would be able to keep the business thriving. Just when it seems like the transition will be easy, gangster Dry Eye (Golding) makes himself known. He wants in on the action and will do whatever he can to get it, much to Pearson’s dismay. Coach (Farrell), comes into the picture and ends up offering his alliance with Raymond (Hunnam), Pearson’s second in command, after some local MMA fighters he trains get mixed up in all the action.
And then there’s Fletcher (Grant). Rude and crude, this private investigator is hired to find all the dirt he possibly can on Pearson in order to expose him. Fletcher attempts to sell his findings – which he has compiled into a screenplay – to Raymond for a hefty sum.
Suddenly, Pearson leaving behind his legacy seems a lot more difficult than he, or anyone, could have anticipated.
In true Guy Ritchie fashion, there is a lot going on in The Gentlemen. It is certainly unpredictable and leaves you guessing until the very end. The star-studded cast work amazingly together and don’t get me wrong, it is fun! However, at times I found the film to be confusing and messy. I wasn’t invested in the characters and the subject matter went above my head. It seemed as if the whole experience was lost on me from the get go.