Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rock the Kasbah - B. Levinson 2015

Certainly, there is a reason why Bill Murray is regarded as a national treasure in his home country. 
That reason becomes obvious in more modest productions like this (and 'Lost in Translation', to which this film is something of a distant wanna-be cousin) where he is given free rein and yet miraculously does not overdo it, although admittedly not always helped by the script.

His out-of-luck rock manager struggles along on an unlikely adventure around Kabul, and even though this involves stereotypes to no end (the kind-hearted hooker, the tough-guy mercenary, the vicious warlord...) and other undeniable flaws, there were also a couple of laughs. 
I kind of enjoyed it.

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