Blaine is an avid action film lover. I enjoy action movies myself as well, but perhaps not to the same extent he does.
He and I were trying to decide on a movie to watch on his birthday, and since it was his special day I let him pick which movie with no complaints. He went with American Made and later told me he had seen it a few times already, but after seeing it myself, it’s not difficult to understand why it’s worth a rewatch.
American Made “is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman, written by Gary Spinelli, and starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejía, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jesse Plemons. It is inspired by the life of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who flew missions for the CIA, and became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the 1980s. In order to avoid jail time, Seal became an informant for the DEA,” the movie’s Wikipedia page explains.
I will be honest and admit that when I learned this was a Tom Cruise film, I was a tad leery to give it a go. I don’t particularly love the guy or the movies he makes (aside from a handful) so I wasn’t exactly sure how this cinematic experience was going to pan out.
It’s safe to say my concerns were entirely invalid once the movie began to play, as Mr. Cruise positively nails his role as Barry Seal in this flick.
I don’t want to give too much away, but in addition to being pretty educational, this movie is funny, gripping, fast-paced and pretty unbelievable at times. I don’t know if I would watch it as many times as Blaine has, but I would watch it again, and if you haven’t seen it I recommend checking it out.
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