My first movie of the year 2012. My first premiere screening of the year too. Thanks to Churp Churp for giving me the opportunity to watch with the rest of the bloggers. This time i brought sis along to catch this movie, Contraband. It was our first time watching premiere screening together. ❤
Mark Wahlberg (Chris Farraday) leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he'll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling - full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs - where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.
Chris long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forved back into doing what he does best - running contraband - to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), for one final run to Panama and back, hoping to return with millions in counterfeit bills.
Ribisi and Wahlberg in one of the scenes in Contraband.
Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale) and sons become their target.
Beckinsale acted as Wahlberg's wife in the movie.
P/s: This movie strongly brings some moral lessons to people out there. A man who is willing to do anything to protect his family from danger. I definitely salute this guy! Good job, Contraband!
signing off, janiceyeap™