Movie of the Week – Alpha Dog

Justin Timberlake in Alpha Dog

Justin Timberlake in Alpha Dog

Movie of the week – Alpha Dog (Mobflix rating: 3 out of 4)

I must admit, I am not a huge Justin Timberlake fan. I think his music is overproduced. But I must tell you he gives a fantastic performance. Based on a true story, Justin Timberlake plays an associate of a 19 year old marijuana dealer who is asked to look after a 15 year old kidnapped victim of an associate who owes the dealer money.

Timberlake plays “Host” to the 15 year old, and they actually become friends. The film takes place in California in Palm Springs as well as suburbs of LA. While under the car of Timberlake, the 15 year old has some great experiences. In addition to partying, the 15 yr old also looses his virginity in a poolside 3 some with 2 older hot teenage girls.

Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, and Harry Dean Stanton also appear in this movie. I am not going to give away the ending, but I highly recommend this movie

Ben Foster gives a stellar performance as Jake Mazursky, the Associate whose brother is kidnapped. His off-edge performance shows spectacular you anticipate he is going to explode any minute. His unhinged tantrums include a defecation scene that can’t be missed.

Anton Yelchin plays Zack Mazrusky, the happy go lucky 15 year old kidnap who seems to take it all in stride and view the ordeal as one major adventure.

Emile Hirsch (of Speed Racer fame), plays Johnny Truelove based on Jesse James Hollywood who was once one of the youngest people on the FBI’s most wanted list. As the 19 year old drug dealer you get to see the potential talent Emile has. Even though the film is based on Emile’s character, most of the screen time is dominated by Timberlake and Yelchin as they party their way through this ordeal.

I give Alpha Dog 3 stars out of 4


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