How meta is too meta for a movie? "I don't know, you search that line without ‑‑ you know, there aren't any rules or boundaries. You push it as far as you can go. You know when it's smug," director Martin McDonagh said in an interview about his latest black comedy "Seven Psychopaths." And there are many things you can call the upcoming film, but smug is not one of them.
Reuniting McDonagh with his "In Bruges" star Colin Farrell, and putting together a massive cast that includes Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko and Gabourey Sidibe, the film centers on a screenwriter struggling to come up with ideas for his screenplay, who gets roped into a dognapping scheme with his best friend, which sets off a chain reaction that goes to some truly violent and funny places. The movie recently premiered at TIFF to a rapturous reception with Midnight Madness crowds (though we were less enthused), and hopefully it will help Farrell rebound from the summer flop of "Total Recall."
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