Be Cool (2005)
Front Cover Actor
John Travolta Chili Palmer
Uma Thurman Edie Athens
Vince Vaughn Raji
The Rock
Cedric the Entertainer Sin LaSalle
André 3000 Dabu (as André Benjamin)
Steven Tyler Himself
Robert Pastorelli Joe Loop
Christina Milian Linda Moon
Paul Adelstein Hy Gordon
Debi Mazar Marla
André Benjamin
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Crime; Music
Director F. Gary Gray
Producer Danny DeVito; David Nicksay
Writer Elmore Leonard; Peter Steinfeld
Studio MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 58 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Be Cool takes its own advice: It's slick, Hollywood entertainment that kills two amusing hours with relative ease and comfort. Better than leftovers but not as tasty as a full-course meal, this sequel to 1995's hit comedy Get Shorty (and based on Elmore Leonard's 1999 sequel novel) finds former loan shark Chili Palmer (John Travolta) itching to get out of the movie business, so he hooks up with a newly widowed music executive (Uma Thurman) to launch the career of an up-'n-coming Beyoncé-like singer (newcomer Christina Milian). A mock-black manager (Vince Vaughn), his sleazy boss (Harvey Keitel), and an upscale gangsta-rap executive (Cedric the Entertainer) all have a competing stake in the fast-rising pop diva's future, and this sets the plot rolling in a fun but rather hand-me-down fashion that lacks the savvy panache of Get Shorty but still provides plenty of lightweight humor. The Rock and Outkast's André Benjamin provide the best laughs in supporting roles that effortlessly relieve the movie from the symptoms of sequelitis. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
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Index 1544
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/8/05
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 012
Product Details
Edition (Widescreen Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 027616928412
Release Date 6/7/05
Subtitles Cantonese; English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen