Friday, November 4, 2016
Ben Affleck as THE ACCOUNTANT (2016)--- not a review
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise. -WWW
Growing up with PG and RJ, both autistic savants, broadened my horizon. When people called both of them abnormal, I would shout to them, "Define normal!", among other things. Some are not even fit to be written on this blog entry. Some couldn't even imagine I could utter such things to my brothers' aggravators and the like, but that's the reality.
Thank goodness for movies like RAIN MAN, MERCURY RISING and this one, THE ACCOUNTANT, people are now aware that people like them, given the proper care, attention, education and the like, could have mountains of possibilities...that they could be capable of a lot of things, most especially because they have focus. I have an unpublished story called THE COMPANY and it features different types of "syndromes" and the like. It still has a lot of room for improvement.
Mom and dad shunned the UP Psychology Students when they wanted to interview them because of the Fragile X syndrome. It's a syndrome they could not accept. While watching the film, I reminded them and I asked if they had any regrets about not being interviewed. They believe they have none.
There were some parts of the movie where we cried, most especially during the ending. Some people in the theatre could not grasp why we shed some tears when it was supposed to be a victorious film of some sort, and since they were only familiar strangers, we did not explain it to them. We did not have to.
Ben Affleck is a great actor. It was hard not to believe that he was Christopher Wolff, one of his many aliases. He truly is a dreamboat. His character loves puzzles and my darling PG can solve the most complex puzzles and he easily finishes jigsaw puzzles with lots and lots of tiles. Gosh, I am shedding a tear or two now. He died before reaching the fullest of his capacities, but I think God took him at the right time, even if it was hard to accept it then. There were some of RJ's mannerisms too, so...
Cynthia Addai-Robinson's portrayal of the Systems Analyst turned agent Medina was very convincing. I think this is her biggest break ever.
Anna Kendrick's teeth were seemingly a little bigger in this film...probably to look more nerdy or something. She plays Dana, who is probably Chris' first "love".
A lot of other favourites appear in this film like John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Jon Bernthal...J.K. Simmons might be a "new" favourite of mine. I have seen him in other films before, but I like him best here. All of them did justice to their roles.
I like the flow of the story, including the flashbacks. I like the fact that the writer, Bill Dubuque, understood the Fragile X syndrome and has listed the great mathematicians with this syndrome. Gavin O'Connor is now added to my list of favourite directors. Needless to say, he did a great job directing this film.
This movie has a great cast, including the young bemedalled martial artists Seth Lee and Jake Presley.
If you hate spoilers, then don't go to their Wikipedia page. The whole story was written there and not just the summary. Tsk, tsk, tsk. If the movie is still showing all over the world, you should not do that. Argh. There are many parts there where we guessed who the characters are. People should be allowed the chance to guess things or to guess who. Oh well.
Bill Dubuque is very good in integrating the characters and the scenes and Gavin O'Connor made the story seamless, or almost seamless.
It is a violent film, so it is definitely not for the young innocent ones, but it is an endearing film too. If you think this is a fantasy, stop. It could happen in real life.
If you have not seen this film, go to the nearest theatre and watch it. I promise you, your time wouldn't be wasted.
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