Sometimes you can come across a small, independent film that will blow you away. A film that has the wit, gravitas and talent to make you question your life choices and either send you into a spiral of depression over the fact that you’ll never be able to make something of your life that comes even remotely close to what has been achieved, or motivate you into creating something even better.
The first trailer for Gangsters, Gamblers & Geezers has a similar effect on your psyche, but for entirely opposite reasons. This film looks bad. Not just bad, but a portent of the coming apocalypse which will lay waste to films left, right and centre.
The film looks to be sharing a similar story to Convenience, two friends rack up a load of debt and decide to become criminals in order to pay it off. Unfortunately, while Convenience had a small cast of talented actors, 3G (I can’t be bothered to write the full title) appears to be aiming for quantity over quality, with a number cutting their teeth in various soap operas before joining the film.
If that doesn’t warn you off, the number of women caked in fake tan, enough make up to suffocate a clown and wearing low-cut tops will do.
This film looks to be a travesty for British Independent Cinema.
Gangsters, Gamblers & Geezers is out in the UK September 20th