starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, and Jeff Goldblum
screenplay by Eric Aronson
directed by David Koepp
Based on the novel Don’t Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli, Mortdecai is a kind of detective farce. Johnny Depp is Charlie Mortdecai, a British lord and art dealer conscripted by English police (blackmailed by a hefty unpaid tax bill) to help solve an art theft and murder. It’s completely stupid and not very funny. The film seems just to be a vehicle for Depp to act up in front of the camera and create a new character (who isn’t as good as some of his other film characters).
The most interesting character in the film is Mortdecai’s personal man servant, Jock, played by Paul Bettany.
I was disappointed that I paid money to rent this rubbish.