Runner Runner with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck movie review

Runner Runner

I have been SO excited to see this movie ever since I heard it was being developed.  I mean, come on, Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck?!  No WAY!  It was like this movie was made just for me!  The best of both worlds combine!  :)  I think I became a fan of both of these guys at the same time when I was about 14 -15 years old.  Crazy, right?  Wow…that’s a long time ago…anyways…back to the review…

This movie stars Timberlake, who is a Princeton grad student, believing he’s been swindled while gambling online.  He then travels to Costa Rica to confront the online gambling tycoon, Affleck.  I know, this sounds so far-fetched…I get that.  But the movie is pretty interesting and creepy all at the same time.  It’s so hard to fathom that this world actually exists.

When Timberlake’s character meets Affleck’s he is seduced by his promises of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth (shocking).

This movie is NOT AT ALL for kids, so please do not involve them.  The language is harsh sometimes and there are a few adult situations and scenes, but overall I really liked the movie.  It was actually the first time that Affleck played a bad guy who didn’t have a heart and he played it rather well.  I wonder how hard it was for him to do this because it was so different for him.  However, different is good!  :)


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