In Cinemas from 16th September
(Reviewed by John Glennie)
The Gibbon and Rathcart families have been at loggerheads for several generations following a duel. Both families are wealthy media giants and both were hoping their rebellious offspring Ben Gibbon (Diego Boneta) and Mary Rathcart (Alexandra Daddario) will take over the family businesses. However, Ben and Mary had become an item, much to the horror of their respective parents. Mary was sent to France to study and keep her distance from Ben. He never answered her letters and she never answered his calls so the relationship died off.
Ben seems to be constantly in fights, which he always loses. He had accidentally saved Mukul (Wade Allain-Marcus) from being executed while on holiday and they became inseparable friends. They crash his parents’ party, from which they were banned because of Ben’s fighting reputation. Here, Ben discovers that his beloved Mary has returned home.
She defies here parents and hits a nightclub after an argument, and Ben follows her where he sees her disappear to a back room with another man. When he goes to investigate he stumbles across Wayne (Aussie Travis Fimmer – who played Ragnar Lothbruk in the Vikings TV series) and his girlfriend. Wayne confronts Ben and the inevitable fight ensues after Wayne takes Ben’s wallet.
Ben and Mary meet up and disappear from the scene, much to the horror of both parents. Amidst all this is controversy about sinister accusations against the Rathcart company which is due to go to court. As fate would have it, Wayne has a role in this, but meanwhile has been convinced by his girlfriend to return Ben’s wallet. Wayne finds two strangers in Ben’s home and manages to flee after a brief fight. However, the outcome does not work out well for Wayne.
All parties get to meet again under unexpected circumstances with mixed outcomes, which I won’t go into as it will spoil the plot. Movie was OK, parts were a little boring and the ending was a bit ho-hum for me – but please make up your own mind!