Thursday, October 8, 2009


In the world of cut throat competition, every sales executive is running to reach his monthly closing sales target. What happens when bunch of real estate sales guys have a week’s duration to regain their fired jobs back. The film starts with an interesting premise of verbal abuse by a deputed higher authority giving deadline to bunch of employees. Behind all those formal branded suits, BMWs and Cartier watches lies an ugly corporate face that only care about one damn thing-‘Profit’.

Based on David Mamet’s Pulitzer prize winning play, the movie boasts of great ensemble casting- Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey. Pacino plays the character of Ricky Roma, the only guy who made it to closing. He was nominated for Oscar for Best supporting actor for his smart role playing of yuppie salesman. But more than him I like the performance of Jack Lemmon and his fine oratory to convince others. Though at old age Lemmon is fine casting desperate to get the leads by hook or crook till the dawn breaks. Spacey plays shrewd and smart guy who owns premium leads. The movie’s key figure is the premium leads of Glengarry and almost all characters try to grasp them on their own way and the next what we witness is robbery.

The movie just has around 90 minutes duration and gives you the feel of watching Lumet films; characters stuck in situation in one close space. Perhaps this is one of the film where F word is used more than hundred times by all characters. The verbal abuse scene by Alec Baldwin is the master scene of the film. Try to catch it on you tube if you haven’t seen the film.

Ratings- 7.5/10

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