A movie review: By Lee Sonogan
(2016) R/ 1h57min/ Comedy, Crime, Drama
Based on a real story, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. This movie was originally titled “Arms and the Dudes” , after the novel on which the film is based. The movie stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in the main two roles. With a budget of 40 million dollars, this movie made 85.7 million in the box office.
The newest and first dramatic movie from Todd Phillips who made comedy movies such as the hangover franchise, Old school, Road trip and more. The style of this movie is very different to what he normally makes.
The real Efraim Diveroli declined to meet with Jonah Hill. Hill said “I’m used to it. If a person is aggressively against me playing them, it’s probably a good sign,”. Jesse Eisenberg and Shia LaBeouf were previously in talks to star. David Packouz is four years older than Efraim Diveroli. In reality, Jonah Hill is four years older than Miles Teller.
“War is a economy,”
Overall, it shows suggested truth in how the world really works. Both main actors do a good job making this a serious movie with well written comedy. The ending climaxes with a satisfying sequence of scenes wrapping the story up. I recommend this film to people who like Todd Philips movies and storys based on true events.