Reel Shorts | Charlie Countryman (Virginia Film Festival)


On the latest episode of Reel Shorts, A guy falls for a woman who’s claimed by a violent crime boss in the atmospheric drama, Charlie Countryman.

Audio Review

      Charlie Countryman - FilmGordon Radio

Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) is just a normal guy until he meets and falls in love with Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood), a Romanian girl after he sits next to her father on a plane that resulted in his death. But Gabi is married to Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen), a violent and mentally unstable crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal.

Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams – he has to die.

Directed by Fredrik Bond, written by Matt Drake, and starring LaBeouf, Rupert Grint, Wood, Mikkelsen and Til Schweiger.

Grade: C+