Posted 9/13/17 | © Photo courtesy of Saban Films
A recent screening of Gun Shy, a new film starring Antonio Banderas as an aging, pampered rock star, had me in stitches. The film opened September 8 for a limited release at AMC Grapevine in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Gun Shy is also available on demand.
Directed by Simon West, the film co-stars Olga Kurylenko as the rock star's supermodel wife who is becoming increasingly bored with her lazy husband. On a trip to Santiago, Banderas refuses to leave the couch at the deluxe hotel where they are staying. He prefers to watch TV and order room service for anything else he needs.
Disgusted, his wife goes on a tour bus in search of excitement. The bus runs into a roadblock where she is kidnapped, along with others on the bus, by bandits seeking ransom. Unable to get access to the $1M ransom he needs to get his wife back, (due to manipulations by a zealous government agent played by Mark Valley) Banderas is forced to go rescue his wife. His only assistant on this adventure is a stylish, sophisticated British agent (Aisling Loftus). She is far more accustomed to negotiating TV appearances than outwitting bandits.
Written by Mark Haskell Smith and Toby Davies, the action/adventure/comedy is a Saban Film. Gun Shy is definitely not shy; it's rated R for language, some sexual content/nudity, and drug material. But it is hilarious and highly recommended for those open-minded adults who need a good belly laugh. The film runs 86 minutes.
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