Pain and Gain: Why are You Laughing?

Pain and Gain: Why are You Laughing?

My brother emailed to ask if I would recommend watching the new film PAIN AND GAIN. So I responded with a cryptic email that he misunderstood and so, to clear things up, I responded thus:

“You misunderstood me. I said don’t watch. No, watch it. No, don’t watch it. No, watch it. No, don’t watch it. No, watch it. No, don’t watch it. No, watch it. No, don’t watch it. No, watch it. No, don’t watch it. No, watch it.

It’s that good. It’s so dark and so good I’m ashamed that I like it.

It’s like watching a comedy about the assassination of Martin Luther King or JFK, and Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Jim Carry are the bumbling conspirators.

You’re laughing at the antics because they are hilarious and well acted but at times you look around in shame that you find this stuff funny. But it is funny. It’s like watching an eloquent junior high school bully picking on the fat kid. It’s like watching your mom slip on her bum in the snow. Funny stuff, but maybe you shouldn’t be laughing.

So funny that I had to stop the movie at times because of the brutality that I was enjoying.

It’s like a Quentin Tarantino movie based on a true story–true story that ruined one man’s life and took the lives of two others.

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