I’ve been having fun learning about Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan by watching their filmographies. As part of an ongoing series, I’ll be posting about some of their movies.
I finally watched Chris Evans in Puncture and really enjoyed it. It’s a flawed film but he’s riveting as a brilliant, relentlessly coked up/drugged up lawyer. I loved all the lawyering aspects since I spent so many years working in litigation.
Also, it seems like he’s shirtless in every other scene 🙂
Some of my favorite parts were when he was practicing his courtroom arguments with his drug friends. You can see a bit of that in trailer below.
The case is about a nurse who was accidentally stuck with a needle and contracted a fatal disease. A friend of hers invented a needle that retracts after you use it, thereby minimizing these kinds of risks. Chris Evans plays Mike Weiss, a brilliant lawyer with serious problems. He decides to take on this case when he realizes that hospitals don’t want to provide these needles to their staff.
Seeing Chris Evans play Mike, who is constantly snorting coke and shooting up, took some getting used to but he does a fantastic job with this role. Mike is almost too far gone until this case brings him back from the brink.
I didn’t like the ending, it felt really abrupt to me, but it doesn’t retract from Chris Evans’ performance at all. Well worth seeing and as of today’s date, it’s available on Netflix.