"Mortdecai" is a 2015 American action-comedy movie directed by David Koepp and composed by Eric Aronson. The film starred Johnny Depp in the titular function, supported by stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, and Paul Bettany. The motion picture was influenced by Kyril Bonfiglioli's comic novel anthology, "Don't Point That Thing at Me".Plot Summary
Johnny Depp's character Charlie Mortdecai is a dapper, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue, engulfed in some difficult monetary situations. He is pushed by his partner Johanna (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) to recover their financial status by any means necessary. Mortdecai gets embroiled in a risky job to recover a stolen painting reported to contain the code to a lost Swiss savings account carrying Nazi gold.Main Characters
Depp's Mortdecai has his trusted handlebar moustache and 'manservant' Jock, played by Paul Bettany, as consistent allies. Paltrow's Johanna is the savvy and creative significant other who often helps Mortdecai out of challenging areas. Ewan McGregor plays the character of Inspector Martland, a law enforcement officer who covertly fancies Johanna. Olivia Munn includes as Georgina, a nymphomaniac billionaire's child.Structure and Development
The plot unwinds as a mish-mash of many interconnected mini-stories and humour-laden adventures, each diving deeper into Mortdecai's mission to retrieve the preferred painting before it falls under the incorrect hands. His experiences cover around the world from London, through Moscow to Los Angeles. Balancing angry Russians, British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife, and a global terrorist, Mortdecai endures funny circumstances of danger and humiliation.
He manœuvres his way through suspicious art collectors, frightening mobsters, hostile secret representatives, and deceitful dealers with slapstick humour, often involving his bashful assistant, Jock. The significant audience appeal referrals the ability of Mortdecai to avoid danger while displaying an impressive understanding of arts.Conclusion
As the plot goes cycle, Mortdecai manages to achieve his objective with his particular appeal and eccentricity, involving many implausible yet entertaining scenarios. With unanticipated twists and comedic shenanigans, "Mortdecai" provides light-hearted home entertainment that exemplifies the satirical style of its initial novel series.
The movie was met with contrasting evaluations, with critics being divided over Depp's lavish acting style and the movie's quirky humour. While it didn't have great business success at the box office, certain audiences appreciated its distinct comical approach, making "Mortdecai" a story of an acquired taste.