Phone Booth

Phone Booth [2002]

Director: Joel Schumacher
Actor: Colin FarrellKiefer SutherlandForest WhitakerKatie Holmes

Colin Farrel plays a shady publicist-bordering-on-conman Stu. He wheels, he deals, he tries to make people famous, and he makes a lot of money doing it. He has connections all the way up and down on Broadway, and he does most of his business from his celular phones.

Stu has a little thing for one of the actresses he has been trying to pimp off on the local casting agencies. She’s young, she’s cute…she’s fuckable. So he’s been trying to get her to sleep with him for the past however long. Every day, he calls her, from a phone booth 8th Ave and he has gotten the attention of a vigilante sniper, who keeps him in the phone booth and threatens to kill him if he hangs up the phone.

It’s remarkably like Liberty Stands Still [2002] with Wesley Snipes, Linda Fiorentino and Oliver Platt. Wesley Snipes did a better job as the sniper, but Colin Farrel did a better job as the hostage. Forest Whitaker, I’m almost afraid to say it, didn’t really do a good job as the police captain in charge at all.

The universe must be off.

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