Charlie Sheen Did What? Then and Now: "Postmortem" Movie Review
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There has been a lot of talk lately about Charlie Sheen in the News. Maybe he is going crazy or maybe it is all a publicity stunt. Who knows? With all the media attention on Charlie lately, I was excited to watch a movie that was suggested by my Netflix account.
The first thing that I noticed is that in this movie, Sheen used "Charles " instead of "Charlie " on the Movie Cover and in the Credits. Now, at first, I thought that he was trying to come across as a serious actor. After all, this movie was released in 1998. I thought that perhaps at some point in his life, Charlie was really serious and mature.
Then I began to watch the movie...
The setting is in Glasgow, Scotland. The opening scene is Charlie drinking in a bar at lunchtime. Charlie plays the role of Detective James McGregor, who is on some type of sabbatical from the USA. Apparently he has some skeletons in his closet from the get go, and ironically (or iconically , whichever you prefer for Mr. Sheen), the mansion that McGregor is staying in has been passed down from his well-to-do family. I sense a certain level of nepotism , although through name changing, it is often avoidable. Not in all cases.
Charlie...er ..McGregor is being interviewed on a Scottish Television Network and he lashes out at the female interviewer when she mentions his "Wild ways... " The next scene takes place in the lavish mansion that he is (drinking a lot) occupying, and he is a drunk and womanizer. The mansion, I should point out, was in a Gated Community . I think that I am seeing a trend here.
Now I don't know about you, dear reader, but even though the movie was produced 13 years ago, there are already a lot of similarities and correlations to Charlie Sheen's recent behavior and current lifestyle.
The interviews, the drunkenness, womanizing...I think that this is truly the story of Mr. Sheen's life. Now before I continue, I would like to point out that I enjoy watching Charlie Sheen on the Big Screen. I think that he is a talented actor and I enjoy his sarcasm. I am sad to see 2 1/2 Men change because I have enjoyed that show over the last couple of years.
Charlie soon becomes a suspect in the murder and then there are several other murders that take place, serial killings. There is some nudity, a few faxes, more womanizing, and a lot of hangovers.The killer's profile was (surprise) a white male 20-30 years old, well educated and upper middle class, most likely a loner.
Eventually, I turned off the movie. I didn't care for the plot repetition. I am giving it 3 1/2 stars-the 1/2 because he used "Charles" instead of Charlie. With that said, I did enjoy the Bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace" around 1 hour 37 minutes.
A long story short, I tried to receive Charlie Sheen as a serious and mature actor. I felt that if I did my research then I could find him in a different light. I have yet to find that side of Charlie. I hope that he is able to clean up his act and come back to Earth-Realm.
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