Film Review: Life Of Crime

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Let’s be honest, the only thing that drew me to this film was the inclusion of Jennifer Aniston, and that mainly because as a child who spent his teenage years living through the 1990s, she will be forever Rachel. And while in one respect it amazes me, it also doesn’t surprise me that none of the cast of Friends have managed to transition away successfully from the shackles of such a high profile programme but none the less, I always view each attempt with renewed belief, that this may, in fact, be the time.

Unfortunately though, Life of Crime will not be Aniston’s big break. Simply because it is rubbish. At it’s heart is a plot that has the potential to be clever, fresh and entertaining but is handled with such doubt that it spends most of the film in a sense of self deprecating disbelief. Which is such a shame, because with a little bit more conviction, this film could have easily raised the bar a few levels. Read more