October 7th, 2006

One of the departed on THE DEPARTED

This item from the L.A. Times today:

Andy Lau rates 'The Departed'

"On a scale of 1 to 10, Andy Lau gives "The Departed" - an Americanized version of one of his movies - an 8.

The new Martin Scorsese film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, was inspired by the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller "Infernal Affairs, which features Lau and Tony Leung.

Lau spokeswoman Alice Tam said he didn't give the new film higher marks before he disliked the amount of foul language and the fact that it has only one main female character."

Amen, Andy. God forbid the American screenwriters should have to tell a real story with real language and real female characters.

And here's my own personal take on "The Departed":

Hmmm...who would I rather see in this part? Hmmm...let me think...