Saturday, September 27, 2014

Steampunk Granny Reviews The Drop


My husband and I love the late and great James Gandolfini. We were big fans of The Sopranos on HBO and never missed a show from its start in 1999 to its finale in 2007.


 Dan and I enjoy gangster shows especially over the edge gangster shows. For our thirty fifth wedding anniversary, we decided to go see The Drop which is directed by Michael R. Roskam and stars Tom Hardy as Bob, Noomi Rapace as Nadia and James Gandolfini as Cousin Marv.

We were not disappointed in the film which tells about the sequence of events after a neighborhood bar is robbed by two masked bandits. This was no ordinary bar but a place where the mob’s money is kept until it can be moved or laundered.


Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) has to make up for the money stolen from the cash register with his own funds. The Russian Mob is way nastier than the Italian Mob ever was. There is no loyalty with this new breed of mob leaders and Marv and his bartender cousin, Bob (Tom Hardy), fear for their lives as they try to make things right.


The situation is made more impossible when the quiet and introverted Bob finds an abused pit ball puppy in a trashcan belonging to a waitress with a dark past. Nadia (Noomi Rapace), like the puppy, have been brutally abused and the abuser has been recently released from prison. Bob’s tender care of the injured puppy and his friendship with Nadia is the focal point of the film as all hell breaks loose.


The acting is superb as is the script. This film is a “sit on the edge of your seat” drama that catches you by surprise and takes you to the dark side, but the ending was totally unexpected. I give it a five star rating. So let me make an offer that you can't refuse! Go see the film. Capish?

                              You'll be missed James Gandolfini 1961-2013


  1. I really loved James Gandolfini's acting. I still can't believe he's gone. I, too, never missed an episode of The Sopranos. Much of the neighborhoods they shot in New Jersey reminds me of the Toronto neighborhoods I grew up in, and the later episodes of later seasons reminds me of how quickly things change. Funny, the writers of that show really made it special be talking about the Soprano crew finally getting DVDs, large screen TVs, the BBQs, fancy cars. Man, it's so familiar to me. Loved the show. Too bad this movie wasn't what it should have been, though. I still miss JG.

    1. No, the movie was good, Jack. It had a surprise ending, but I loved it and didn't see it coming