Predictable and formulaic as heck and Ben Kingsley is yet again playing a non-white character but the story is very touching and has good messages and the leads are well acted.
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A gangster who sells puppy dogs for his boss befriends (and later falls in love with) an AIDS-positive sex worker and (befriends) her eccentric trans-lady roommate. There is a (to be honest rather cliche) plot but most of the movie is dialogue among the three of them. Not as sleazy as the synopsis may sound, there's barely any sex and the violent scenes are frequent but brief-- most of the movie was actually pretty gentle until that suddenly intense ending.…
This was the silliest movie about a mentally ill serial killer I've ever seen.
I was pleasantly surprised by how respectful toward women this was despite it trying to be a ~dark comedy~. While the guy does kill women, these women varied in personality and appearance, dressed conservatively, acted like normal intelligent people, and affected the plot. Most serial killer flicks, especially of the comedic kind, tend to sexualize violence and women being afraid. The synopsis made me worry that…