Limbo – Dramedy
Category – Movie
Content – When Jimmy attempts to rob a pawn shop, he has no clue the chain of events that this bad idea would put into motion. He shoots the owner, and in response gets shot himself. He then wakes up in a room with no apparent doors and no memory. When Balthazar walks in and explains what happened and that he must sign a statement, he is interrupted by Cassiel. She tells Jimmy to not sign anything, and you quickly learn that Jimmy is the defendant in a case. The outcome? Whether or not he goes to Heaven or Hell, as Jimmy is dead from the gunshot he took. Obviously Jimmy would like to go to Heaven, and the banter between the two “attorney’s” can get punchy. And the stenographer just wants to tell jokes. This movie is a drama with comedic lines thrown in, so it’s actually a fun watch. And the story line keeps you on your toes, I really didn’t know how it was going to end! This scores a 8 out of 10.
Acting – Lew Temple plays Jimmy, and he does a great job as the confused defendant. There are flasback scenes while the attorneys are battling their cases, and Lew holds his own as the lead of this film. The attorney’s are played by Lucian Charles Collier and Scottie Thompson, both do a good job. The demon stenographer is played by Richard Riehle, who is clearly the comedic relief (along with another demon played by Peter Jacobson). I’m a huge James Purefoy fan, so I was pleased to see him near the end playing…Oh you have to watch to find out! Score is 8 out of 10.
Duration – 90 mins. While this movie is a drama, it has the comedy thrown in at the right times. So the film flows well and it actually pretty fast! This gets a 8 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Limbo- 24 out of 30
Recommended Watch – While the movie concept is about Heaven and Hell, and being stuck in Limbo at a trial, this may not be for everyone. However, it is simply fun and if you can watch and Just have fun with it, this is for you!