Hollywood Product: Repo Men
You may want your money back after this futuristic fugitive thriller
GENRE: Futuristic fugitive thriller
THE PITCH: Longtime chums Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) typically make light of their job as the collection arm of Union: an artificial organ provider. After an on-the-job injury, Remy suddenly has a change of heart about his profession when he becomes a client of the company. Unfortunately, his new outlook on life makes it impossible to make the payments on his new implant and his default status eventually sets his best friend on a mission to repossess his heart.
MONEY SHOT: Remy takes the fight to the man when he breaks into Unions corporate headquarters to destroy the company's collection records. On the way to the mainframe, Remy and his new love interest Beth (Alice Braga) must face a gauntlet of Union repo agents and security guards to gain access to the room.
BEST LINE: After bringing in a cache of repossessed livers, Remys boss Frank (Liev Schreiber) asks, “What are you doing, hanging out at AA meetings?”
WORST LINES: As Beth and Remy begin making the transition intimately from vertical to horizontal, she coerces Remy to ask what brand are her lips, since most of her body is actually factory-made. Upon asking the question, Beth replies, “Theyre all me.”