Took some time out from writing and blogging last night to watch what I thought is a great movie, “Be Cool.”
The film depicts the entertainment industry, more specifically the music industry, in Southern California.
John Travolta plays Chili Palmer, a movie producer and former loan shark, who looses an old time friend and colleague, played by Vince Vaughn, to a drive-by shooting executed by a Russian crime family.
Palmer, who made a conscious decision to leave the movie making business, is consequently thrown into the music business as he tries to help a struggling young singer, Linda Moon, played by Christina Milian and his friends widow Edie Athens, played by the smokin’ Uma Thurman.
Palmer not only engineers the demise of the nasty competition but he’s successful in gaining Steven Tyler’s, of Aerosmith, support to launch Linda Moon’s career, and NTL records, now managed by Edie Athens.
My only source of disappointment was the lack of Aerosmith’s music. I would have loved to see something from their 1975 album Toys in the Attic.
The movie was released March of 2005 and on a budget of $53 million grossed $95 million.
It’s a great comedy and if you haven’t seen it you should!