By Myla Tosatto
David O. Russell’s new film Amsterdam is many things. Many, many, many things. It’s a murder mystery, it’s a spy movie, it’s a screwball comedy, it’s a musical, it’s a war film. . . And it’s based on a true story. Kinda. This is to say that Amsterdam is hard to describe, but I’ll go with quirky. Super quirky.
It’s 1933 and best friends Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) and Harold Woodman (John David Washington) are being framed for the murder of Liz Meekins (Taylor Swift) while they are investigating the death of Miss Meekins’s father, General Bill Meekins (Ed Begley Jr.). The movie then travels back in time to 1918 where Burt and Harold meet the third member of their friendship trio, Valorie Voze (Margot Robbie looking so beautiful that I literally could not take my eyes off her). From that point on, so many swirls around our friends- nonsense songs, art, glass eyes, medications, birders, gore, fetishes, desent into war, and lots and lots of eccentric characters. The above actors appear beside Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek, and Robert DeNiro. It’s a who’s who of people hoping to knock on Oscar’s door (which Russell has opened up in the past).
The actors do their part to flesh out the script by Russell that tells the true story of The Business Plot of 1933 (Go ahead, Google it. I’ll wait). It’s actually a very timely story that shows how history repeats itself. And in case you don’t get that theme in the movie, you will be constantly reminded of that. Russell has a story to tell about the current state of political affairs and he uses a heavy hand at times to do so. Because of this, it should lead to some great discussions about racism, medication, classism, fascism, coups, big business, and the morals of birdwatching.
The movie is beautiful, if not a bit silly, so just sit back and relax into Amsterdam.
Who is excited for the Amsterdam Kansas City Advance Screening coming up! We have tickets to give away and we hope to see you there!
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The movie has some HUGE names, and the trailer looks good!
About the movie:
Amsterdam Kansas City Advance Screening
We have our promotional screening of 20th Century Studios’ upcoming film, AMSTERDAM, on Wednesday, October 5th, 7pm at the AMC Town Center 20. Seating will be first-come, first-served, so we encourage guests to arrive early.
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Sharon Harp says
LIKE TO SEE THIS
I love going to movies!!
Gilbert Hitchye says
Just Call Me Waiting List Wonder
PAULLA LEVITCH says
could not see hjow to actually enter sweep
Sharon Harp says