”What a wonderful eye you have for these kinds of movies!”
To bolster press attention for his latest caper flick, Revolver, director Guy Ritchie trotted out his golden goose: his wife.
“I think my brain is bleeding a little after that,” remarked one man to his date on the way up to the roof at Manhattan’s Gramercy Park Hotel for the film’s after party Sunday night. “Oh well, at least we saw Madonna, right?” he added.
Madge looked as lovely as ever and came adorned in her on-again, off-again British accent. She whimsically labeled things “rubbish” and cockneyed up nearly every word she spoke. We’d swear we heard a “guv’nah” in there somewhere.
“Tonight is date night,” Madonna gushed to reporters at the Cinema Society and Piaget screening, in the basement of the Tribeca Grand, “but it’s really Guy’s night.” Zing! She politely refused to do local station IDs and say silly things into various cameras. She did act very playfully for reporters, telling one, “We’re going to drink copious amounts of beer for the holidays!” with her gap-toothed grin.
As celebs including the film’s star Jason Statham, fashion dahling Sarah Jessica Parker, and designers Donna Karan, Zac Posen, Calvin Klein, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana all piled into the theater,
Guy must’ve been more than a bit nervous. Revolver has been tabled for more than two years since it was released in the UK in 2005 to such horrendous acclaim, portions of the movie were reworked before it found a stateside distributor. Ritchie, who has been open about the movie’s flaws, even addressed it in his speech prior to the screening.
“This film has been a passion of mine, but it’s been a tricky one. When people ask me, ‘What’s Revolver about?‘ I say it’s about paying attention and if you do that, everything will be revealed in the end. I want to thank Samuel Goldwyn films for … really sticking their neck out there on this one for me. Thanks,” the director said before taking his seat.
Afterwards, Donna Karan cornered Guy outside the theatre to tell him about “what a wonderful eye you have for these kinds of movies!” As he outlined the troubles of the film, telling her “I’ve been working on this for so long … you know, three years of writing, which you’d normally do in three months,” he paused right at the end and trailed off. Perhaps he was caught up trying to figure out his own movie.
From Radar Online.