Greetings again from the darkness. A sci-fi action thriller set in the near future, the film is based on the novel by Eric Garcia. It stars Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as organ repo men. No, not Wurlitzer pipe organs … artificial body organs. The idea is that any vital body organ can be replaced for a price. Just make sure to read the fine print in the repo clause before signing anything!
Liev Schreiber is the supervisor of Repo Men at The Union. Judging from the size of the building and the mass of the lab, business is booming in the artificial organ transplant business. And who could be surprised? The Union sales team has a perfect sales pitch – sign here or die. And actually, they don’t expect you to stay current on your payments, hence the Repo crew.
I never did figure out if this was supposed to be a comedy/satire or dramatic thriller. The actors seem to play it straight, but that actually adds to the humorous moments. Despite some fine and interesting songs on the soundtrack, the film is a bit of a mess at times … though there are also some fun action scenes. The warning must go out that gore abounds and the actual repo scenes are a bit squirm-inducing.