White Boy Rick was very well done. The acting and directing was superb. They were able to completely immerse the audience in that time and place.
Mathew McConaughey was awesome. He rocked this role, just like he always does. I’m pretty sure he can do anything.
I’ve never seen Richie Merritt in anything before, but this kid can act. He did an outstanding job.
Everything about the movie was wonderful, except that it was depressing as all get out. It was always dark and dreary. The streets were ugly with litter and rundown houses. I understand that it painted the picture of how their lives were, but I’m just not a fan of such bleakness.
The story behind how the FBI really screwed this kid is infuriating. But as I say that, the story behind how he was involved with the FBI is infuriating too. This kid’s life was wasted because of his father’s actions. He paid dearly for loving his father.
So, all in all, I’m giving this movie a B-. It’s a story about how drugs and crime can totally screw your life up. I wonder just how many movies about this type of stuff have been made. It’s a shame.
People will continue to make bad choices; that’s never going to change. So that means we’re going to keep seeing these true-life movies — there’s just too much inspiration in the world to not make them. So, does crime pay? If you ask Hollywood, it does.
About the Peetimes: This was an easy movie to do Peetimes for. They both worked out really well, with good cue times and easy summaries.