Article by James
Though not a fan of Richard Gere, every time his name pops up it reminds me of one of the most enduring celeb urban legends. Several years ago it is claimed Gere was rushed to hospital with a gerbil lodged in his bum. Many versions of this “story” circulated with Cindy Crawford (his lady at the time) by his side, some say the dear little furry was de-clawed (not Cindy), some say it was his pet named Tibet – in nod to his Buddhist leanings. Sadly, but happily for the fictional Tibet, ALL LIES! Ha,ha,ha… So while I understand the career, spanning hits such as 1982’s An Officer and a Gentleman and the career re-boosting 1990’s Pretty Woman, Gere has had a run of flicks such as 2000’s Autumn in New York with ole’ Crazy-eye Winona Ryder which is only one in many films where the word crapola doesn’t seem enough.
So it is with interest that I heard from a film critic through wifey that Gere has returned (ahem) to form with the lead role in Arbitrage, released in Oz on the 27th of September.
Now one critic doesn’t necessarily mean much but this film is getting seriously great reviews globally. Co-starring the equally delightful Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth, the spiel goes as such – A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Written and Directed by 25-year old Nicholas Jarecki, I say this may just be worth checking out.