TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 24, 2019
God bless John Travolta. Though he hasn't made a movie worth a damn in over a decade, he's still cranking them out every year, and his latest, Trading Paint, looks about on par with his 2018 offerings Gotti and Speed Kills. Travolta plays race car driver Sam whose rebellious son Cam leaves his dad's crew to break out on his own as a racer. Have your eyes unrolled themselves yet?
Travolta's got two beards for this one, including Shania Twain making her official acting debut as Sam's long-suffering wife. That's right, Shania has over three dozen acting credits on imdb, but they're all as herself, so this is honestly the first time she's appearing in something where she's not just playing herself. She was great in I Heart Huckabees as herself, though. Great running gag and a great cameo.
Anyway, what more can one say about this pile of trash other than it's yet another movie Travolta shouldn't have to be in. I wish more directors would cast him in their movies. He was the only good thing about Oliver Stone's Savages, give him more roles like that. I know he has a tendency to get hammy, but if you actually guide him and, you know, direct him, he can be great.
Trading Paint, which is somehow not a new home improvement series, debuts On Demand and in "Select Theaters" on February 22.