The Chaperone (2011)

The Chaperone (2011)

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Paul Levesque, Ashley Taylor, Kevin Corrigan

It’s April already, and this is only the fourth movie made in 2011 that I’ve seen. And it stars TRIPLE H. I guess I still have to wait until the summer for all the big movies to come out, and then the fall for all the to-be-Oscar-nominated stuff. Until then… professional wrestler movies.

Triple H- excuse me, Paul Levesque, plays an ex-con who just got out of jail and who wants to get back into his estranged daughter’s life. He also wants to go straight, but it’s hard to get a job, so he decides to help the guy who put him in the joint the first time with a bank heist. After they’ve ALREADY STARTED, he decides he doesn’t want to do it anymore, and goes on his daughter’s field trip as a chaperone. The (rightfully so) angry bank robbers go after him, as he somehow got all the money, too.

The dad character in this movie is a goddamn asshole. Either do the bank job or don’t do it, what’s this quitting in the middle nonsense? I’ve seen my fair share of heist movies, and the only archetype of character I’ve ever seen that quits halfway through the job is the little wormy guy who gets scared. You’d think a big ol’ dinosaur-loving maxim-announcing father figure would have a little bit of integrity.

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