I’m not back, it’s just I’ve never left considering that there haven’t been any films that have piqued my interest over the past few weeks. This week, we have an “only in America” feature, where we’re introduced to a “remarkable” American youth that rose to prominence and etched his way into history; in this young man’s case, infamy. In the 1980s, Richard Wershe Jr., did something no other 15 year old kid could ever do: became an undercover informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a drug-trafficking hustler and director Yann Demange is moving the details of his story from the pages of history to the big screen in this week’s feature, White Boy Rick.
Director: Yann Demange
Written by: Andy Weiss, Noah Miller and Logan Miller
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bel Powley, Rory Cochrane, R.J. Cyler, Brian Tyree Henry, Bruce Dern, Eddie Marsan, Jonathan Majors, Piper Laurie and Hunter Flannigan
What am I expecting to see?: This movie caught my attention some time ago and I’m game for a movie that promises a solid acting performance from Matthew McConaughey, but going in, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be impressed with the final product. This will be my first time sampling Yann Demange’s work but from what I can tell, he has a solid cast with an intriguing story to tell and I for one am looking forward to going back to the movies with a reasonable set of expectations for White Boy Rick.