Safecracker Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is released after spending 12 years in prison and seeks payment for refusing to rat out his boss Ivan Fontaine (Demián Bichir). He reunites with his best friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant) and they travel to Fontaine’s villa in the French countryside. Dom flirts with Fontaine’s Romanian girlfriend Paolina (M?d?lina Diana Ghenea) and becomes angry that he spent 12 years in jail for Fontaine. He begins to mock Fontaine and storms out. At dinner, he apologises and Fontaine presents Dom with £750,000. They spend the night partying with two girls, one of whom, Melody (Kerry Condon) strikes up a conversation with Dom. When the group go driving in Fontaine’s car, they crash into another car. While unconscious, Dom has a vision of Paolina asking for his money. He wakes up, resuscitates Melody, and finds Fontaine impaled on the car’s fender. Dom and Dickie head back to the mansion, where they find Paolina has taken Dom’s money, but they see her leaving in a car. Dom runs through the forest and onto the road, where he is almost hit by Paolina. She asks him if she looks like a woman who wants to be poor and drives away. The foul-mouthed Dom has suddenly lost the money he spent 12 years in prison for and he will not accept this turn of events…

“Dom Hemingway” has received mixed reviews, and Rotten Tomatoes stated: “Jude Law is clearly having fun in Dom Hemingway’s title role, but viewers may find this purposely abrasive gangster dramedy isn’t quite as enjoyable from the other side of the screen.” Without no doubt, Law is having a ball as the foul-mouthed anger management ready Dom, but I think it works. The craziness built up between Dom and Richard E. Grant´s Dickie is over the top, but there´s dynamics and the two do give us a performance you will remember. I liked the somewhat witty and foul dialogue, with a serious hint to Guy Ritchie and the anti hero antics of Dom is a tad bit “fresh” in my eyes, but he´s hardly likeable. He´s a drunk, a drug addict, a jailbird, a criminal, a bad father, a bad husband and a self-centred man with a huge narcissistic complex. Not someone you cheer for. And that´s not the idea either, despite the fact that the movie ends on a positive note for Dom. I think “Dom Hemingway” is enjoyable compared to what Rotten Tomatoes think. (3 out of 5)

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