Pain and Gain

Pain and GainStarringMark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, Anthony MackieTony ShalhoubEd Harris

Directed byMichael Bay

Written byChristopher Markus, Stephen McFeelyPete Collins (based on the articles by)

Year: 2013

Plot: A trio of meat-headed body builders dreams up a kidnapping/extortion scheme that goes very, very wrong at their first try.

Pros:  Darkly comical with great performances. The plot, although unbelievable, is based on real life events, which gives it an added twist.

Cons: Scenes of botched violence are cringeworthy at times.

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