Cop Car (BluRay) Review
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Not so much?
Kevin Bacon stars in an unexpectedly funny film about a crooked cop, loads of violence, and a stolen cop car.
“We’ll just tell them we’re cops.”
Kevin Bacon stars in an unexpectedly funny film about a crooked cop, loads of violence, and a stolen cop car. Bacon plays the crooked sheriff of a small town. When we first meet him, he is hard at work at the business of hiding a dead body. Unfortunately, the delicacy involved in such an action means that Bacon ends up leaving his police car unattended – and so begins the chase that makes up the film.
As you might have guessed, when Bacon treks back to where he left his car – it isn’t there. Even worse, there are no clues whatsoever as to who might have stolen the car, and Bacon has a lot invested in making sure no one but him finds the car and its contents. As he frantically tries to cover up the theft while searching feverishly for the car at the same time, Bacon goes to all sorts of lengths to keep things under wraps, even if that means breaking some laws here and there. The film focuses on the chase itself, so you don’t really get a detailed idea of what sort of things Bacon is wrapped up in, but you definitely know he is not a nice guy.
So all of that makes for a pretty decent story line on its own (if maybe a bit overdone), but it’s the twist in this story that keeps things entertaining and unexpected. You see, the two characters foolishly brave enough to steal a police car…are ten years old, and there is so much comic relief that stems from it. The two young actors who play the young boys on their joyride play their roles pretty much to perfection – one is a bit of a daredevil, and the other one is naturally timid but tries to keep up with his more daring friend. From their fumbling attempts at taking the car for a joyride to their ridiculously unsafe playing around with the weapons left in the car, these two are pretty much the perennial ten year old boy – and it’s hilarious.
Cop Car is a film that is thoroughly unique in its approach to a somewhat overdone story line. The crooked cop getting double crossed and hellbent on revenge has definitely been done before – but you’ve never seen it done like this. It’s the perfect easy-watching laugh-inducing Saturday night stay at home film you’ve been looking for.