In a Nutshell: Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

It has been ages since I’ve had so much fun watching a movie. The witty dialogue, great acting all accompanied by the perfect mix of music makes this absolutely brilliant.

Plunkett, the one with a criminal background, and Macleane, the “socialite”, are thrown together by circumstance and so begins their career as the Gentlemen Highwaymen. The plan: through Macleane‘s connections they’ll target the appropriate victims to fund their journey to America for a new start. Throw in a dose of corruption, back-stabbing and romance and you’ve got yourself one hell of a movie.

Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle (both from Trainspotting) are the perfect pair of “gentlemen” (or not). Liv Tyler is Lady Rebecca and Alan Cumming couldn’t have been better cast as Lord Rochester who “swings everywhere”. Ah, I have to laugh! Michael Gambon, Ken StottTommy Flanagan and a whole lot of familiar faces add to the fun.




Thoughts anyone?

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