The Italian Job

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Seth Green, Mos Def, Edward Norton
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Directed By: F. Gary Gray
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I never got a chance to see this in the theaters, but man, this movie has fun written all over it! I thought the ensemble cast of the movie was great. They all worked well together. Seth Green & Mos Def deliver most of the jokes, and most of them were funny. I did a review of this already so I’ll just briefly talk about some things about the movie. I love the scene where Seth Green and Jason Statham are staking out the cable girl, and then Handsome Rob goes over to talk to the girl and Lyle impersonates the girl and Handsome Rob. It’s hilarious! A cool thing on the DVD is there is an easter egg where you can see Seth Green improving for like 10 minutes doing different lines and that’s just as funny. Go here to learn how to get to that.
“Come on baby, let’s take a walk on the wild side.”

I still think the movie would have done better at the box office (it did okay I think) if they didn’t show everything in the trailers. It takes the fun out of it when seeing a trailer that gives away a lot of the details. I’ve watched this movie a couple of times already since buying the DVD and I feel it’s one of those movies where you can watch it a lot of times and not get sick of it.

The mini’s were a character in the movie sort of and it makes me want to get one. hehe. They had a featurette on the cars and one about the actors & an actress driving them. Out of all of them, Charlize Theron was the speed demon of the group and Jason Statham was second I think. Marky Mark got sick when Charlize drove the car and I believe he blew chunks too. She must be driving pretty crazy for that to happen or he’s just a wimp when it comes to driving. There’s also a making of featurette, deleted scenes and other featurettes but I didn’t check those out yet. Don’t worry, I will. If you love the movie like I did, you’ll want to buy this one.

n- Petal To the Metal: The Making Of The Italian Job n- Putting the Words On the Page For The Italian Job n- The Italian Jobn-Driving School n- The Mighty Minis of the Italian Job n- High Octane: Stunts From The Italian Job n- 6 Deleted Scenes n- Theatrical Trailer

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround CC FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: “Bring on the Minis,” “Cable Girl,” “Moment of Truth”
Rating: Rated PG-13
Running Time: 110 minutes
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