“The Inherited Property” is one of the most intense films I have seen this week. It is very intense for a few different reasons. First, it stars the four siblings that make up the prominent characters in the film – Jennifer Aniston, Adam Lambert, Edward Herrmann, and Christina Applegate. Theiplombia is the movie’s most intense scene as a result. Also, I really liked the chemistry that was displayed between Jennifer Aniston and Edward Herrmann.
“The Inherited Property” is directed by none other than Clint Eastwood, the man who made the best films of the 80’s including “For a Few Dollars More”, and “Gran Torino”. Also, “The Inherited Property” has some great special effects throughout the film. Eve (Jennifer Aniston) has finally gotten a divorce and moved into the home she’s always wanted in Westport, Connecticut with her new husband ( adam Lambert). When they return from vacation, Eve gets a call from her sister (emotionally damaged played by Edward Herrmann), who wants to know where Eve is.
So, over the weekend, Eve goes to visit her Aunt Mary (Adeel Chowdhry) and finds out that her parents are dead – apparently killed in a hit-and-run accident. When she asks her Aunt about the inheritance, Mary reveals that her parents had purchased an estate in Spain, which has been left in the hands of their youngest son (Emilio Spain). So, in an effort to prevent any problems in the future, Mary contacts their other family members – dad, mom, twins (andalously played by Damon stridell and Patricia Clarkson), and grandma. All of them are more than happy to help – except Damon stridell…
As the movie progresses, we learn more about the Spanish property and its history, as well as about Damon’s past (he’s in the service with the Army). The movie then takes us back to Eve’s ( Jennifer Aniston ) marriage to Richard (Brad Pitt ), who’s now working as a CIA agent. We also find out that Damon’s (Ewan McGregor) sister has also married into the wealthy Spanish families. The subsequent events change the timeline of the film drastically, as the familial turmoil brews under the surface. In the process, the movie captures the viewer’s attention like no other movie could – using a complex plot, multiple actors and a slew of emotions to create a film that’s unlike any other.
The Inherited Property – although not as long as either The Pursuit of Happyness or Swing Vote, gives the director four chances to make an interesting film. And all four times, Fassbender excels, allowing him to use his flair for the dramatic as a means of telling a story that may be otherwise overlooked. This is the essence of an animated movie; it requires the director to create characters and situations that aren’t realistic, but believable. And Fassbender executes his role to perfection.
The movie isn’t perfect. It does have its high points – specifically the final scene in which Damon and Concholm (who do an excellent job as the evil twins) go on a vicious killing spree. In the process, they kill an important member of the Spanish Royal Family. Although the climax of the film occurs a few minutes later, the impact is still felt. It was also refreshing to see an animated lead taking on an evil role, especially since the audience already knows how evil Damon and Concholm are.
However, The Inherited Property fails to live up to the expectations of its audience. For one thing, the story seems to take place off-screen for most of the movie. The audience doesn’t get to know what happens to Damon and Concholm through the action of the film, so we never really see them as family. Moreover, the fighting between the two sets pieces up too easily, so the movie loses some of its tension. The movie doesn’t have enough twists and turns to make the ending satisfactory.
Overall, The Inherited Property is a fun and entertaining movie. It’s entertaining because it contains great comic sequences, but the movie also lacks in other departments. There is very little character development, and even though the fighting scenes are intense, they don’t give the viewer much to chew on. Instead, the focus of the movie is on plot: Who will inherit the estate? The Inherited Property opens and closes with a bang, but it doesn’t have enough going for it to be worth your time. Unless you want to see Tom Hanks in a superman suit, or enjoy an action-packed Hollywood blockbuster, The Inherited Property is not worth your time.