The Rock’s #1 Movie Receiving Backlash

“Pain & Gain”, which was the #1 movie over the weekend bringing in over $20 million, has received its share of both positive and negative reviews but maybe none more important than from the victims of the criminals the film glorifies.

Marc Schiller, the real-life counterpart of the character played by Tony Shalhoub in the film, wrote:

“Obviously at the end they tried to kill me — and it wasn’t that funny when they tried to kill me,” he said. “They did run me over with a car twice after trying to blow me up in the car. I was in a coma and somehow I got out. … It wasn’t that funny because I had substantial injuries. … The way they tell it made it look like a comedy. You also gotta remember that not only I went through this, but certain people were killed, so making these guys look like nice guys is atrocious.”

You can read the entire article here.

Harrak’s Thought: I went to see “Pain & Gain” Sunday with the wife and thought the film was fun while ridiculous at times. It’s hard to imagine that all of these events happened to real people & that we’re essentially laughing at their pain and suffering.

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Source: Huffington Post