Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the new Dom Hemingway Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. The film is a dark drama/comedy about a criminal who spent 12 years in prison. The convict gets out of prison and when he does, he goes out collecting money from the boss he could’ve turned in. But things don’t work out like he expected. The 94-minute movie was released on Blu-ray and DVD last week. Continue reading to learn five things about the Dom Hemingway Blu-ray.
Five Things About the Dom Hemingway Blu-ray
The story is about an ex-convict
The film is about a man named Dom Hemingway (big surprise). Dom is a talented safecracker and had just spent the last 12 years of his life in prison. He could’ve gotten out about ten years earlier if he had turned in his boss. But Dom didn’t because he knew he would get a big payday when he finally got out of prison. Meanwhile, his wife dies of cancer and his daughter grows into an adult while Dom was still in prison. When Dom is released from prison, he collects his money, but then someone else steals it from him. With no money, job or a place to live, Dom tries to reconnect with his daughter. But she doesn’t want anything to do with him. The rest of the story is mainly about Dom dealing with his financial situation and trying to establish a relation with his daughter.
You’ll hate the main character
The main character is Dom Hemingway. He is not likeable for most of the story. In fact, at the beginning of the film I was hoping the movie would surprised me by killing him off early. Fortunately, the character grew on me. By the end of the story, I still wasn’t too fond of him, but I did find myself rooting for him.
The movie is rated R
Dom Hemingway is rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use. I doubt kids will want to see this film, but if they did, I don’t think the movie is appropriate for most children. There is a lot of profanity, and some nudity and sexual situations (including an implied blow job).
Dom Hemingway stars Jude Law
The movie stars Jude Law as Dom Hemingway. Jude does an excellent job because I really disliked his character even though I like Jude as an actor. Dom Hemingway also featured Luca Franzoni (Dom’s Prison Buddy), Richard Graham (Prison Guard), George Sweeney (Man Outside Pub), Mark Wingett (Man Outside Pub 2), David Baukham (Security Guard), Nick Raggett (Sandy Butterfield), Simeon Moore (Andrew), Richard E. Grant (Dickie Black), Glenn Hirst (Barman), Kaitana Taylor (Girl at Bar), Colette Morrow (Girl at Bar), Jeanie Gold (Barmaid), Brenda Palmer (Lady on Train), and Philippe Pierrard (Lardo). The film was directed by Richard Shepard.
The Blu-ray includes bonus features
I’m not sure if the DVD includes extra features or not, but the Blu-ray includes the following special features:
- Promotional Featurettes
- Ping-Pong Loop
- Audio Commentary by Richard Shepard
- Theatrical Trailer
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