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3.5/5 ⭐️- This was a very funny and interesting film with some sharp dialogue, that I enjoyed very much. The film takes place in the underworld of debt-collecting, and follows homegrown hustler Peg Dahl , who will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY. After getting into some trouble, she finds herself crippled by debt, and with her chances of a brighter future outside of her hometown squandered, she decides to become a debt collector herself and wages war with the city's debt-collecting "kingpin”. I liked the comedy approach to this very serious subject matter that is affecting millions of America, in a weird way this approach tends to work so well for these kind of films, just like it did with “The Big Short”. The film’s weakness is the script, while it has flashes of brilliant rapid dialogue, at times it comes off almost like sitcom level material. If you like films like “The Wolf of Wall Street” or “Glengarry Glen Ross”, than you’ll find some enjoyment in this film even though it’s a step below those two.
Zoey Deutch, who has impressed me for years in projects such as “Flower”, “Everybody Wants Some!!!” and “Zombieland:Double Tap” continues her impressive run of underrated performances. Despite being a very flawed and obnoxious character, you kind of root for her because of how great she is in the role despite her not being a real hero.She is a ball full of energy delivering the films extremely fast paced dialogue without missing a beat. Her killing the comedy aspect isn’t shocking based on the work I’ve seen of her but her acting in the films dramatic moments were s welcomed surprise. Jai Courtney, who I find to be a charisma vacuum was really good in the film. He’s the villain of the film, being the head honcho of the game in the debt collecting game and he makes it so easy to dislike him. He plays the cocky asshole who thrives on putting people down with easy perfectly and you can tell he reveled at playing such a character.#Buffalo#NewYork#jaicourtney#zoeydeutch#zombieland#terminator#suicidesquad#captainboomerang#diehard#divergent#antman#halloween#wings#divergent#thepolitic