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Misconduct (2016)

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Evening All,


Still pretty new to the forum, but a long time listener to the pod.


Just saw this monstrosity of a movie, and quite frankly I don't want to be the only one to have to try make sense of it alone...Allow me to give you Southern Pacino in the shockingly bad and weird toned...


Misconduct ( 2016) -


starring Josh Duhamel, Alive Eve, Malin Ackerman, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Al Pacino.

Directed by Shintaro Shimosawa ( producer on the Grudge and Grudge 2)

Made on a budget of $11 million, it took 2.1 at the box office.


Here's the synopsis:


'An ambitious lawyer finds himself caught in a power struggle between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive and his firm's senior partner. When the case takes a deadly turn, he must race to uncover the truth before he loses everything.'


In reality its one of the weirdest examinations I've ever seen of a couple coming to terms with the loss of their child, the scenes between Duhamel and Alice Eve are bizarre to say the least, and the plot spends far more time concerned mostly with Dumahel running between his strange zombie delivery wife ( Alive Eve) and his equally bizarre, suicidal ex, Malin Ackerman, who is currently dating Anthony Hopkins ( the aforementioned corrupt pharmaceutical executive). Trying to follow the plot was, for me at least, really confusing.


I'm pretty sure his wife was murdered half way through, but then seemed to be perfectly fine a few minutes later without anyone saying anything about it, not sure if I missed something???


But I'm mostly nominating this for being a truly weird Pacino choice, he is almost channeling Keanu Reeves' shameful Devil's Advocate accent, and whilst it's a pretty restrained Pacino,

there's still crazy hair aplenty and an accent that slips constantly from line to line...


I think it would make a pretty good follow up to Devils Advocate,

and its been too long since they did a Pacino movie!


Currently flying high with 7% on rotten tomatoes.

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