Kat (Milla Jovovich) is a bad girl with a passion for guns and danger. Stuck in a life of crime and controlled by her ruthless, drug-dealing boyfriend Big Al ( Macfadyen), she wants more than what he has to offer. When Kat starts making her own deals and Big Al’s sidekick (Dorff) professes his love for her, tensions rise and jealously explodes into a violent rage. Desperate to start a better life, Kat knows revenge is the only answer. Now, with help on her side, she will stop at nothing to take down Big Al once and for all. – from back cover
“.45” is filled with everything but the rock ‘n roll. Millia turns in another performance that plays to her strengths. Good cast of actors supports her. I think this film shows a stark outlook of reality that people face every day.
Milla Jovovich has been known for her controversy part and has started to come out into the mainstream. This time around, she plays a part that plays to her strengths. She enigmatic and uses every available weapon at her disposal to get what she wants. Jovovich never falters and plays a character that is trouble the moment she hit the screen, yet no one in this film has even to resist her. It is a part that over her career she has become comfortable playing.
She is support by some good character actors in Aisha Tyler, Stephen Dorff, and Angus Macfadyen. The each play characters with transparent motives. They each play them with capabilities to enhance the character. They each give their characters that make them jump from what was on the script page of “.45”.
I found “.45” to have a reality that is rarely seen in films. The city breeds these people and I have met several real life counterparts to these characters growing up. It the survival of the fittest and they are like the crabs fighting to the top of the barrel. They will rip the limb from the other crabs to be on top.
This DVD on contains an audio commentary with the filmmakers and the theatrical trailer. The movie previews on this DVD are “The Last Confederate”, “Life of the Party”, “Candy” and “Farce of the Penguins”.
I give it 3/5.