Year of Release: 2005
Director: F. Gary Gray
Approx. Running Time: 120 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"The Hottest Comedy of the Year!"
-CLAY SMITH, "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD"
"Movies Don't Get Cooler Than This!"
Starring an unbelievably hip all-star cast including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Andre 3000, Steven Tyler and The Rock, and bursting with the hottest music in the biz, Be Cool is the wildly hilarious tale about a gangster-turned-music mogul...and hwat it takes to be number one with a bullet.
When Chili Palmer (Travolta) decides to try his hand in the music industry, he romances the sultry widow (Thurman) of a recently whacked music exec, poaches a hot young singer (Christina Milian) from a rival manager and discovers that the record industry is packin' a whole lot more than a tune!
Technically, this is a sequel to the 1995 film Get Shorty (which I neither own nor have any intention of buying), but you don't have to have seen that other movie or have any idea what it's about to understand this film. Indeed the new characters in the film - most notably "Raji" and "Elliot" (played by Vince Vaughn and The Rock, respectively) - steal the show and keep the movie engaging.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)