Title: Dom Hemingway
Cast: Jude Law, Richard E Grant, Emilia Clarke
Director: Richard Shepard
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.
So I had a rough night’s sleep last night and decided to turn to Netflix. Before going into this film, I had absolutely no idea what it was about. All I knew was that the cast sounded awesome and this film was everywhere during London Film Festival season last year!
I bloody loved it.
I LOVED IT.
Jude Law is incredible. He is a powerhouse. Dom is such a vulgar and rude human being and has cockiness and arrogance just falling off of him. I mean, the first 5 minutes of the film is Dom talking about how brilliant his cock is while he’s getting a blowjob. Yep. His range is shown clearly throughout this film – he goes from rudeness to sadness to anger in a single click.
The supporting cast were great too with Richard E Grant as Dom’s best friend, Dickie. Emilia Clarke as Dom’s daughter Evelyn (although she should’ve got more screentime – I would’ve liked to have seen their relationship develop).
The script was fantastic too. There are moments of comedy throughout the film, even though majority, in my opinion, lacked comedic effect. There is one scene that I’m fairly sure was filmed at Regent’s Canal and involves Bernard the Cat that’s absolutely hilarious.
I highly recommend this film if you’re in the mood for a great and gritty British film!