I doubt there's another film out this fall that has my attention quite like "Seven Psychopaths" does. Coming from the writer/director of what more and more seems like my favorite film of 2008, "In Bruges", Martin McDonagh is not far off from making a name for himself as a comedic writer with heavily emotional direction. Joining Colin Farrell this time is a much more American cast of more indie-drawn standouts including Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, and Zeljko Ivanek.
The plot of a group of dog-nappers turned onto a murderous gangster is a rather hysterical one, and it's already seeming likely for a writer's commentary on American cinema's obsession with fluffy animals to ensue. If not for the fantastic cast, I am waiting to see how McDonagh shifts our expectations in a more daring and emotionally satisfying way as he did so shockingly (delightfully) with "In Bruges". I do hope "Seven Psychopaths" delivers where too many full-blown comedies this year have fallen heavily short. Take a look at the trailer after the jump!