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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Wisdom (1986)

An interesting take on the Robin Hood legend. John Wisdom (Emilio Estevez) is a young man in his early twenties who is having a hard time in life. He has a felony car theft conviction on his record and he is having a hard time finding any job let alone one that uses his college degree. He lies on his application to a local fast food restaurant by checking the box that says I have never been convicted of a felony. When the manager (Charlie Sheen in a cameo) finds out John is fired from his job sinks into a depression. His girlfriend Karen (Demi Moore) breaks up with him and he decides he needs to take control of his life. This is when he decides to become what society expects him to be - a criminal. After seeing a news report on how many Americans are loosing their homes and farms to foreclosure he decides to enter banks and blow up the loan documents. He and Karen go across country blowing up the documents and become folk heroes of the people. If course the FBI does not agree and sets out to bring them down.

I remember watching this movie as a kid (I LOVED Emilio Estevez) and enjoying it. As an adult I can see the flaws with it but all in all it is not a bad movie. Moore and Estevez were wonderful and of course had great chemistry because they were a couple at the time. The movie has it funny parts to. The scene where he enters a bank for the first time and begins his speech is very funny. All in all not a bad movie when you are in the house on a Saturday afternoon.



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