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Nobody desires to give us a cathartic release of a revenge plot and seems to have all it needs to be one of the most notable theatrical first releases in a while.

Director(s)Derek Kolstad
Writer(s)Ilya Naishuller
Release Date (Theatrical Release)March 26, 2021
Noted Cast Members
Hutch MansellBob Odernkirk
Yulian KuznetsovAlexey Serebryakov
Becca MansellConnie Nielsen
David MansellChristopher Lloyd
Harry MansellRZA
Eddie WilliamsMichael Ironside
Charlie WilliamsBilly MacLellan
Blake MansellGage Munroe
Abby MansellPaisley Cadorath

Sometimes, the man you don’t notice is the most dangerous of all. Emmy winner BOB ODENKIRK (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody.

When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (GAGE MUNROE, The Shack), is disappointed in him, and his wife, Becca (CONNIE NIELSEN, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away.

The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor ALEXEY SEREBRYAKOV, Amazon’s McMafia)—and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.

First Impressions

Reading over the press release, one of the big things that will catch your eyes is “based on a true story.” Well, a personal experience more so. You see, Bob Odenkirk, he has actually experienced his home being broke into, while his family is there, and did nothing. Which, as his producing partner notes, the cops said was the right thing to do. However, there is that added, “It’s not what I would have done,” that adds that lingering thought of whether Odenkirk should have fought and defended his family and possessions.

And it seems that’s the basis of Nobody. What would the ordinary man do, a nobody, if he could defend his family, their things, and maybe even get revenge for something that happened in the past? As you can imagine, this pushes the idea this is definitely a wishful thinking kind of movie. Yet, isn’t part of the benefit of seeing a film the opportunity to live vicariously? To get that wince of pain every time someone is hit, goes through a wall, or gets this ass whooped. Making it so you feel like you were there or did something?

Add in Odenkirk wanted a mix of the action people want and character development, so it’s not always about the next action scene. Thus Nobody might be one of the first action movies to benefit from the tentpole films still being too afraid to release theatrically just yet.

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