Lionsgate/Infinitum Nihil/Mad Chance/Oddlot (Andrew Lazar,
Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Gigi Pritzker & Patrick McCormick)
W: Eric Aronson [based on the novel "Don't Put That Thing
At Me" by Kyril Bonfiglioli]
DP: Florian Hoffmeister
Ed: Jill Savitt & Derek Ambrosi
Mus: Geoff Zanelli & Mark Ronson
Johnny Depp (Charlie Mortdecai), Gwyneth Paltrow (Johanna
Mortdecai), Ewan McGregor (Inspector Alistair Martland), Olivia Munn (Georgina Krampf), Paul Bettany (Jock Strapp), Jeff Goldblum (Milton Krampf)
Johnny Depp plays Charles Mortdecai, a debonair art dealer
with a Terry Thomas accent and moustache, who jetsets around the world to recover a stolen painting which is rumoured to contain a code that leads to Nazi gold. Throwing off secret agents,
Russian mobsters, international terrorists and his jealous wife, all while twiddling his moustache. Did I mention Mortdecai has a moustache? Well, he has a moustache.
Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't have a moustache, but she does
speak the Queen's, with an accent which feels like an insult to Britain.
The whole film is a joke about a moustache and very little
else because the humour is about fifty years too late.