I don’t get it. Joe Carnahan is a big-name director. Hell, he’s not only directed movies like The Grey, The A-Team and Smokin’ Aces but the last I heard he was executive producing the hit NBC show, The Blacklist.
So how is it that his last movie, Stretch, seemed to bypass theatrical release entirely, and end up on Netflix–I’m watching it as I type–I have no idea (not to look a gifted horse in the mouth), but it’s pretty wild movie.
It stars Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, David Hasselhoff (who actually does scary really well, which for some reason surprised me. And apropos of nothing, Hasselhoff is aging really well, though you can tell he’s had a bit of facial work done. Which is okay though what I don’t get is why he seems to have neglected his neck, which looks older than the rest of him) Ray Liotta and Chris Pine.
Pine and Liotta appear to be favorites of Carnahan’s because they both in Smokin’ Aces as well.
Stretch is also a bit hard to categorize. If I were to call it anything, I’d call it a ‘dark comedy,’ with a particularly pervy slant. In fact, the movie tries so hard to be weird that things feel a bit forced at times
But everyone involved pretty game, so it’s all good.
And Rafi (Jason Mantzoukas), from The League, is in it! Blink, and you’re miss him, but it’s fraggin’ Rafi!
What’s sort of odd is that Stretch is a Universal movie, yet when Stretch (Patrick Wilson)–who’s name is Kevin–drops off Ray Liotta, Liotta tells him that he was working for Sony.