You’re in Trouble, Baby: Carlito’s Way and the Rise of Benny Blanco — VHS Revival

It’s rare to see Al Pacino upstaged in any movie, and his performance as a Puerto Rican ex-con attempting to go straight is typically inspired, a controlled blend of both the fiery and understated sides of one of Hollywood’s most consistently brilliant performers. Then you have Sean Penn in perhaps his greatest ever role, almost unrecognisable beneath a shock of red curls as he sneers and struts his way from arrogant big city lawyer to crime world player, and all under the nose of one of New York City’s most legendary gangsters. Not only does Davey Kleinfeld manage to fool his supposed friend, Carlito Brigante, he strings him along while he’s still of use, feeding off his skills and reputation while secretly setting him up for the fall. Kleinfeld is the personification of a society gone rotten, the kind that has no time for Brigante’s misguided moral code.

via You’re in Trouble, Baby: Carlito’s Way and the Rise of Benny Blanco — VHS Revival

About festivalfordrama

Showcasing the of best of DRAMA stories from around the world.
Quote | This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s