Stealing Cars :- Watch Stealing Cars on Youtube on Fire, Winner of the new Zeitgeist Award at the L.A. Film Festival, Stealing Cars feels like if Starred Up wanted to be Cool Hand Luke featuring Antoine-Olivier Pilon from Mommy. Both Stealing Cars and Mommy think their lead is hilarious, tragic and charming, and many of the latter’s fans agree, but I found Pilon unbearable. Not to reel Xavier Dolan’s film into this criticism, but both these films hinge on their protagonists. Swap Pilon for Emory Cohen for Stealing Cars and it’s a very quick reminder why most consider The Place Beyond The Pines troublesome in its third act. I’m concerned that Cohen may be too good at playing an irritating young criminal. I just like seeing him get punched. The film opens with a clear homage to Cool Hand. Emory Cohen’s Billy steals a car, and the next scene we’re in a Burnville Camp For Boys, an analogy for life’s hardships. The film details his relationships with his fellow inmates, the guards, various staff, warden, police, a female nurse at the facility, and his parents in any jumbled order that resembles a plot towards his potential rehabilitation. He makes enemies, earns sympathies, leads teams, impresses at the least likely times, and so on. It’s a script that’s been gestating since the mid-90s and it’s hard to ignore that it may have grown too kind to its protagonist. Billy mouths off to every authority figure and escapes three times without serious repercussions.
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Release: 5 April 2016 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
Director: Bradley Kaplan
Stars: Emory Cohen, William H. Macy, Paul Sparks