Mini Review – A Gun in Each Hand

A Gun in Each Hand

Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson 

Despite the title, this is not an action film. It is a series of conversations between various men – none of the characters are named – suffering mid-life relationship crises. There’s humour, pathos and philosophy as the men shrug their shoulders, both metaphorically and literally (this being a Spanish film) at their lot in life.

The men range from the unhappily divorced to the unhappily married; from those in new romances to those in search of an extramarital quickie. The women in their circle respond with irritation, bewilderment or resignation, but audiences should have a more positive reaction: there are some amusing and truthful moments here. No-one gets too emotional, though. Or shot, obviously. 7/10

Released July 4, 2013 and screened as part of the Spanish Film Festival.

Jonathan Empson is currently writing an eight-part TV series called Dangerously Smart for Palm Beach Pictures.

Jonathan’s TV pilot script Chrome was nominated for an AWGIE in 2010, and his feature script Leonardo’s War reached the top 30 of the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships competition.

He is represented by Rick Raftos Management.

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