TWSM Movie Review ‘Spenser Confidential’-a Netflix original.
How about some eye candy!! How about some eye candy in the form of Mark Wahlberg! I think that’s something most of us could use right about now!
Mark Wahlberg plays Boston police detective Spenser who has underlying suspicions about his boss, Captain John Boylan. Spenser seems to believe that Boylan is not only a dirty cop but is covering up a murder investigation. He goes to Boylan’s house and violently beats him for which he ends up in prison. When he was handed his sentence, his response was “The S.O.B. deserved it”.
After five years Spenser is released and goes to briefly stay with his former boxing coach Henry (played by Alan Arkin). Upon arriving at Henry’s house, Spenser finds out that doesn’t get his own room as he had been hoping for. He has a roommate named Hawk (Winston Duke) who is an aspiring boxer. Neither of the two are happy with the situation. Even so Spenser takes it in stride because he has plans – big plans. He is getting the heck out of Boston and moving to Arizona to be a truck driver. I know this is only a movie but how could a Wahlberg leave Boston? The two names are synonymous, don’t you agree?
Before he can get out of town his former boss, for whom he went to jail for beating, is killed in a suspicious car accident. Spenser knows in his gut that this is no accident. He knows that Boylan was guilty all along and this was done to get him out of the picture. Spenser can’t bring himself to leave. He decides to stay and finally get to the bottom of what he knew all along. Even though friends and even former co-workers told him to leave it alone Spenser refuses to leave. By staying, he assists in coaching Hawk in boxing and the unlikely pair become good friends.
The remainder of ‘Spenser Confidential’ is full of funny, cute, and serious moments which all lead to everything eventually ending up well. The cutest moments include Mark Wahlberg but who’s counting?
Oh my, how boring was that ending. Well, I will just say this, do you believe Wahlberg ends up the victim or the victor? Guess you’ll have to watch in order to find out! Also, in case you are a Post Malone fan he makes a cameo appearance as a prisoner with inside information. If you are wondering who Post Malone is, well he’s probably one of the artists your teenagers having been talking about recently. You may have even heard some of his music and just not known it was him. In real life he is a good guy with good music and quite a collection of interesting tattoos.
Overall, I liked Spenser Confidential! It was funny, happy, sad – just a myriad of emotions, but all in good fun and at the right time and place. It is a Netflix original so catch it there the next time you are looking for something new and different!