Wednesday, June 1, 2011
365 Movies Day #64 "Defendor"
Woody Harrelson is wonderful at playing adorably simple characters. In Defendor he lets this shine as a real life superhero. You just want to hug him whenever he isn't beating up (or getting beat up by) badguys in this film. Great performances by Sandra Oh, Kat Dennings and Elias Koteas as well. Not sure why this didn't get more attention. I lucked into a trailer on a DVD I rented and eventually rented it.
This film is a wonderful dark comedy that will make you laugh, break your heart, give you hope and leave you thoroughly entertained. Being that this is the directorial debut of veteran Canadian actor Peter Stebbings, I hope we see more from him in the future.
DEFENDOR ON IMDB