London – October 20th, 2013 – Lions Gate Entertainment is pleased to present BEL AMI, the much anticipated new comedy adventure starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film will hit theatres on November 11th, 2013.
Based on Guy Ritchie’s novel of the same name, BEL AMI centers on the story of two ex-lovers who become stranded in Venice when their yacht is caught in a severe storm. While attempting to save their ship and themselves from total destruction, they begin to question their motives for reuniting in the first place.
The Movie Review
With a screenplay by Richard Curtis and Guy Ritchie, and starring an ensemble cast that includes Ed Westwick, Irrfan Khan, and John Hannah, BEL AMI is a fresh and funny twist on the classic adventure film. Ritchie has crafted a witty and engaging story that immediately draws you into the complicated and charming world of Venetian high society.
The director does an excellent job of seamlessly integrating the comedic timing and dialogue of the novel into the narrative of the film. Whether through visual gags or wordplay – such as using “yacht” instead of “boat” – you’re always anticipating the next line in the fast-paced narrative that never disappoints.
The visuals are exquisite as well, featuring some of the most iconic cities in the world. From the twisting streets of Venice to the imposing canals and piazzas that punctuate the city’s impressive skyline, there is always a fantastic vantage point from which to enjoy the world of BEL AMI.
The movie is best watched with a sense of humor and a drink in hand – it’s always a good idea to keep a bottle of wine in the fridge for those special movie nights with your friends and family.
BEL AMI isn’t perfect, though. While the filmmakers have gone to great lengths to ensure that the dialogue and timing are recreated as accurately as possible, the accents may prove to be a problem for some viewers. And the romantic subplot between Ed Westwick and Irrfan Khan doesn’t add much to the story and feels rather forced – especially since they have such an exquisite visual chemistry already established between them in the novel.
Still, for the most part, Ritchie has delivered a cinematic masterpiece that transcends its many limitations. A comedy adventure filled with colorful characters and expertly crafted details, BEL AMI is not to be missed.