Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.
USA, 2013. H.G.W.G.. Screenplay by Doug Spearman. Cinematography by Kelly Jones. Produced by Kelly Jones, Kelton Jones, Suzan Kaminga Jones, Mervyn Warren. Music by Mervyn Warren. Production Design by Joshua Bramer. Film Editing by Scott Draper, Christo Tsiaras.
Campy comedy that reimagines Lethal Weapon with the leads as ex-boyfriends instead of partners in the police academy, throwing in flavours of L.A. Confidential and even a dash of James Bond. Struggling actor Marc Anthony Samuel hasn’t gotten over breaking up with party boy Brian McArdle, and things do not improve when he has to see his ex with his new lover and find out about their attending sex parties together. These fun, orgiastic nights have had a blight on them recently as someone has been drugging its participants (or at least drugging them more) and stealing their valuables, and when McArdle is one of the victims of the crime, the two of them team up to get to the bottom of the mystery (no pun intended). The low budget production values and bad acting are easy to forgive considering the sunny locales and plentitude of naked flesh, but for a film with such indie-fun ambition it has a huge lack of either plot twists or laughs. The mystery is actually hard to follow, to the point that even the crime itself isn’t clear, and there is very little comedy involved to make it seem like this was intentional.