Pain & Gain: A bodybuilder’s heroic tale

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So this past weekend we decided to hit the movies and go see Pain & Gain.  The great thing about this movie is that is based on a true story and they tried their best to depict how the true criminal plot went down.  It all happened in 1995, Daniel Lugo and his 2 bodybuilder friends plot together to extort money from Victor Kershaw, a very wealthy man.  Anyway… their tactics and ideas aren’t great or too well thought out.  Let’s just say these guys are not the brightest crayons in the box.  I won’t give away anymore, but it is hilarious.  You will not believe that it’s a true story, but it is.  Just keep reminding yourself that during the movie, because it is very hard to believe what these men almost get away with and how dumb they are in the process.  Anyway… I think Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did a phenomenal job in their roles.  Anyway… I would definitely suggest this movie to people.  It’s a must-see at some point!   And now I really want see the documentary that was done on this case in 2008.  I bet it would be really interesting to watch and compare to the movie.

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