Tonal shifts, murder by hammer (not shown), Judd Nelson’s hair, and yes, even a vibrator.
What I’ve just described to you sounds like a misheard phone conversation. It’s not. What it is, is a list of ingredients in this movie. From the Hip is a movie that has all those things and is still somehow watchable. Stranger too, it’s entertaining.
From the Hip should never work. And it doesn’t. Not for a second. But it’s fun and it holds your attention until you forget just how preposterous and unrealistic it all is.
It’s a legal dramedy. Yes, it really does combine three genres, and you know what? There’s even a little thriller in there. The movie doesn’t exactly merge genres,…