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Ambulance – Review
Ambulance – Budget of $40 million – 2 hours and 16 minutes
Veteran William Sharp sits on the phone arguing with insurance companies. His wife, Amy, needs experimental surgery to save her life. With a newborn son, William will do anything to save Amy. William hangs up the phone and tells Amy everything will be ok. Then, he reminds her to turn on the alarm while he goes on a forklift driver interview. Amy informs William that a block number called the house. She suspects it’s his brother Danny, but they refuse to answer. Unbeknownst to Amy, William drives to Danny’s chopshop.
As William attempts to ask for a $231,000 loan, Danny collects his crew and cars for his next heist. He gives William 5 minutes to decide if he is in or out. If William joins, he will gain millions. William gears up and jumps on the truck. They are robbing a bank before it opens in the morning. But there is a kink in the plan. Officer Zack built up the nerve to talk to his bank teller crush, Kim. He knocks on the bank door, and Danny opens it pretending to be the manager. Seeing Zack won’t let up, Danny lets Zack inside. Soon, Zack realizes something is going on, and all hell breaks loose. Danny didn’t know he was part of a task force sting operation. They knew Danny wanted to hit a bank and planned to catch him after the robbery without hostages. But Zack messed up their plan too.
After a fight in the parking garage, William shoots Zack. William tries to get Zack stable, but they leave him there. They run through the streets, hiding under a hail of gunfire. They end up back in the garage. They see EMT Cam and Scott loading Zack onto the ambulance. William pulls Scott from the driver’s seat, and Danny tries to force Cam out of the back. But she will not leave her patient. She has a history of keeping patients alive for 20 minutes, leaving them at the hospital, and forgetting them. So, Cam is determined to keep Zack alive. Danny agrees because killing a cop is a life sentence. Also, Danny can use Cam and Zack as bargaining chips with the police. Danny tells Cam that she needs to do her job and keep Zack alive. With millions in their bag and two hostages, can Danny and William get home with the money?
A remake of Ambulancen, this film gives you a brief introduction to William’s turmoil. Then the action gets going. The synopsis above is the first 20 minutes of the movie. Then, as William and Danny both say, “We don’t stop.” The tale of family bonds rivals all other films before it. With a 60-mph surgery, unholy alliances, and sharpshooters, this film allows the audience to care about Cam, Danny, and William. Also, you will understand how the brothers went separate ways but now fight for each other in times of need. Watch this movie on the big screen only. And be ready to hold your breath for the heart-pounding action.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
Go to sleep – William
He’s my real brother – Danny
We got barf bags – Cam
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Father Stu – Review
Father Stu – Budget Unknown – 2 hours and 4 minutes
Stuart Long is an amateur boxer looking for his big break, but he is in the hospital again. After this fight and the last 3, he got an infection and inflammation. The doctor tells Stu to quit boxing. Stu’s mother, Kathleen, agrees with the doctor because Stu is the age at which most boxers retire. Wallowing in self-pity, Stu goes to his brother’s grave and drinks. The cops pull him over and arrest him. When Kathleen bails Stu out of jail, he has a new goal: go to Hollywood and become an actor.
Stu arrives in Hollywood with dreams of becoming famous. He works in a butcher’s shop at the back of a convenience store until then. At work, Stu sees a beautiful woman, Carmen, and tries to ask her out. She turns him down and walks out of the store. When Stu tries to follow Carmen, Stu’s boss stops him and threatens to fire him. A co-worker tells Stu that Carmen posted a flyer for a local church. Stu gets dressed up and goes to church to impress her. Stu tells Carmen that he wants to date her, but she only dates Catholic men. So, Stu gets baptized.
After a tumultuous day with his father, Bill, Stu rides his motorcycle down the street. A car almost side-swipes him. While dodging out of the way, Stu runs a red light. He gets hit by a car, falls into the street, and gets run over by another vehicle. As he lays there dying, Stu has a vision of Mary. She tells him he has more in store for his life, and he will inspire others. Stu wakes up in a hospital with Carmen and Kathleen at his side. After a few surgeries, Stu feels back to his old self. He calls Carmen on a date. She thinks Stu is going to propose. Instead, Stu tells her he wants to become a priest. She leaves the restaurant without Stu and tells Kathleen. But Kathleen blames Carmen for Stu’s change. Stu plans to enter theology school, become a priest, and lead a flock. As they say, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans.” Stu will inspire others in a way he could never imagine.
Based on a true story, this movie is about redemption and grace. Don’t expect the wholesome story that viewers get this time of the year. You will see a man swear, fight, and have sex. This film doesn’t try to sugarcoat Stu’s life or actions. He, like everyone else, is a flawed man that struggles each day. His brother, Steven, died at 5-year-old. Bill fell into the bottle to cope and left his family. And Kathleen does everything she can to keep Stu alive. The burden of being a living failure weighs heavily on Stu’s soul. But each downfall becomes a triumph and helps him point his flock onto the right path. See this one, but not with the whole family.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
Damn you for being so careless with your life – Kathleen
I don’t like being told my choices – Carmen
You tell her you’re an atheist – Bill
The only thing you and Ali got in common is a wheelchair in your future – Ham
The last thing I need is another father to fail for – Stu
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