Drive Hard

John Cusack's e-cig and Thomas Jane's hair battle for supremacy in the "action/comedy" Drive Hard. I put action and comedy in quotes because that is what the movie pretends to offer you, yet fails to deliver on either account.

Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane) is a former race car driver who now lives in Australia with his annoying wife and daughter. Hating what his life has become, and refusing to take an office job, Peter works as a driving instructor. One day, Peter is hired to teach Simon Keller (John Cusack) the skills of driving. Not all is as it seems, though, as Simon robs a bank and brings Peter along as his accomplice. Using Peter's skills as a former race car driver, Simon enlists Peter's help to get Simon from the bank to his escape.

Here, take a look at this:

That sums up the move. Thomas Jane's "hair" and the constant puffing of John Cusack's e-cig.

There is no action or laughs to be had in this complete misfire. If there was a budget, most of it went to either ensuring that Thomas Jane's hair was as wild as they could make it or keeping John Cusack's e-cig filled with whatever flavor the actor wanted.

As I recently put out my Top 10 Worst Films of 2014, you saw that this masterwork proudly graced number 6. Thomas Jane's overacting and John Cusack's complete lack of interest along with horrible direction and a script that just glosses over how Simon robs the bank completely torpedoes this film.

And let's not forget about John Cusack's Twitter response to this film when asked by me if the e-cig was written into the script: "We really didn't use any of the script".

Honestly, what else is there to say?


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