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Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #201

Kick-Back Friday: #201

Perriers_bounty_poster.jpgPerrier’s Bounty (2009): Yes, fine. It may be just another ultraviolent rom-com from Ireland, in the spirit of the savage and savagely funny stories of the McDonagh brothers. But as these derivative ultraviolent rom-coms from Ireland go, it’s a very, very decently acted one. In particular, it’s easy to forget the commanding skills of Jim Broadbent (who seems to be perpetually outshone by his English contemporary, Tom Wilkinson [who’s not in this movie*]). Breedan Gleeson gives a capable, if throwaway, performance as the brutish Perrier, and Cillian Murphy lends a fine turn as the unceasingly harassed bounty. And if you can guess the voice of the narrator before the credits roll, you’re a better person than me.

* Because there are no American characters in it.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.