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LOCKED DOWN (2021): The Things I Liked…

Locked Down (2021), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, Warner Brothers
Locked Down (2021), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, Warner Brothers

Locked Down has some memorable moments. Yet, overall, director Doug Limans romance/comedy about a couple’s attempt at a high-risk, high-stakes jewellery heist during the Coronavirus pandemic isn’t great.

Starring Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ben Kingsley; the most memorable scenes for me feature Kingsley and Ben Stiller. There’s also the scene that has my favourite line of dialogue in the whole movie: ‘Live wild or die, Linda.’ My love of this line is more to do Chiwetel Ejiofor’s delivery of it, more than anything thing else.

As for what’s seriously wrong with Locked Down, it doesn’t help that I found the chemistry between Hathaway and Ejiofor lacking. This lack then fed into their relationship feeling underdeveloped. It’s then no surprise that I didn’t buy the evolution of the characters; including the decisions they made.

To put it another way, both the film’s central relationship and the story needed more time. Because it had an overall silly and unbelievable quality which I doubt was intentional. The issue isn’t the performances, but near enough all else, especially the story.

I can understand that Locked Down exists in part, because of a desire to take advantage of a locked-down London. It’s therefore unfortunate that the thoughts running through my mind while watching the movie include:

I wonder if the actors regret saying yes to this script?

This kind of feels like a literal dream, but a bad one. A bad script for an actual dream that could have been very exciting.

How on earth did Harrods allow themselves to be used for this? That is assuming the Harrods scenes were shot in the famous luxury department store.

Should you watch this movie? I mean, if you’re extraordinarily curious, do. Otherwise, I say wait for a quality lockdown film. One that’s taking its sweet time to be developed and developed right.

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LOCKED DOWN (2021): New Trailer Starring Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mindy Kaling, Ben Kingsley…

Locked Down (2021), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, Warner Brothers
Locked Down (2021), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, Warner Brothers

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Locked Down (2021).

Locked Down is the latest comedy/romance starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

From director Doug Liman; the story is about a couple’s attempt a high-risk, high-stakes jewellery heist at at London’s Harrods department store.

Additional key cast includes Mindy Kaling, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Boynton, Jazmyn Simon and Stephen Merchant.

This looks like the first high profile film about life during the pandemic. I’m definitely watching to see aspects of my life reflected back at me. Especially since it’s set set in London, England. I also just want to see how well this turns out. You know, considering the constraints of shooting while a pandemic is still going on.

I know for sure that I already love Ejiofor’s line at 0:45 into this trailer. It’s just so delightfully British, isn’t it?

Dulé Hill, Mark Gatiss, Bobby Schofield and Shereen Gray also star.

Locked Down Release Dates: January 14th, 2021 (US), HBO Max; March 5th, 2021 (UK)…

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