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Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Accountant (Directed by Gavin O'Connor; Written by Bill Dubuque)

Christian Wolff is a maths expert with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian unfolds the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Alison Wright, Jason Davis, Seth Lee, Jake Presley

My thoughts on this film: It is one of those rare movies that build on the character layer upon layer, telling the story of a father upbringing his kid with autism and his determination to harness his son's true potential by forging him with martial arts.
Christian Wolff is exceptional with numbers and analytics, which combined with years of training martial arts, make him the one that truly swims among the sharks.
The bit that I loved the most - besides all the suspense - was the way they included a very well-known nursery rhyme into the story. Very witty indeed. Now, I am the one who cannot get it out of my head:
Solomon Grundy,
Born on Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday:
And that was the end
Of Solomon Grundy.

Also expect a big story on autism.
One could say that there is a bit for everyone.
Overall, it was not the best movie of the year, but very entertaining!

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