12 Angry Men (1957)
12 jurors debate a murder trial. 11 think guilty. 1 thinks not guilty. They chat. They get angry. They decide not guilty.
Reason for bleaklisting?
I just don’t think they were angry enough.
12 jurors are called to debate the case of a woman who has strangled her husband with a McDonalds wrapper. All the jurors have the same name except no.8 who is called Nigel. This leads to bitterness and discontent before the case is even debated. Nigel thinks the verdict should be guilty but the other jurors are going for not guilty. They agree to change their verdict but only if Nigel will change his name to theirs by weed pool. Nigel agrees and they condemn the woman to a 20-year sentence working the tills at her nearest McDonalds restaurant.
12 Angry Kens.
When 12 Kens go to war.
Who should direct?
Who should star?
Adam Sandler, Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway.
Mr B compares the stories
Change your name by “weed pool”? I think Charlie means deed poll. Confusion aside, Sidney Lumet’s classic drama from 1957 has Henry Fonda as Juror no.8, the only one of the 12 who wants to discuss the court case whereas the others are all set on a guilty verdict. Suffice to say, there are a lot of disagreements before the end. While Charlie’s alternative tries to follow the original it only succeeds in amounting to a very weak premise for a comedy and would likely tarnish Adam Sandler’s reputation even further than Jack and Jill did.
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