A mechanic in the British drug trade finds himself caught in the middle of some dangerous circumstances in this crime thriller. XXXX (Daniel Craig) is a nameless go-between in the British mob who buys drugs from underground wholesalers and them sells them to street dealers, keeping the system flowing and making a tidy profit in the process. XXXX is looking forward to getting out of the game, and has displayed both smarts and caution in how he's handled his business, but before his overseer Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) will let him go, he has a couple of favors that need to be done. First, Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) is a mob boss whose daughter has gotten hooked on hard drugs and run away from home; Jimmy needs XXXX to find them girl and bring her to him before Eddie's men can get hold of her. Second, Dragan (Dragan Micanovic) is a Ecstasy wholesaler who has had a large shipment stolen by Duke (Jamie Foreman); Jimmy wants XXXX to get the Ecstasy back to Dragan, but Duke isn't eager to sell and Dragan is becoming impatient. Between these two matters, XXXX isn't so sure he'll get out of the business alive, especially after he finds himself falling for Duke's nephew's girlfriend, Tammy (Sienna Miller). Layer Cake marked the directorial debut for Matthew Vaughn, best known as a producer for Guy Ritchie's lad-centric crime movies.
Disc #1 -- Layer Cake 1. Quit While You're Ahead [8:54] 2. Titles/Lunch With Jimmy [6:38] 3. The Duke [3:01] 4. Tammy [3:45] 5. Shanks Fills the Gap [7:36] 6. Kinky's Flat [3:16] 7. Tea With Morty [4:12] 8. You're Going to Need One of These [5:08] 9. Looking for the Duke [3:28] 10. Room Service [4:12] 11. Eddie Temple [8:51] 12. Jimmy's Price [5:44] 13. Dealing With Eddie [7:11] 14. "Let's Listen to This Shit" [5:09] 15. Dragon [4:25] 16. The New Plan [7:01] 17. Settling Accounts [2:54] 18. Just Desserts [9:50] 19. Credits [3:50]
Disc #1 -- Layer Cake Play Movie Languages Audio Set Up: English Audio Set Up: French Subtitles: English Subtitles: French Subtitles: Subtitles Off Scene Selection Special Features Director & Writer Commentary: On Director & Writer Commentary: Off Deleted Scenes & Alternative Endings Play All With Director's Commentary Duke at the Café Lunch at Jimmy's Charlotte How to Find Charlotte Fishing Tiptoes Has Been Calling Guarding the Goods XXXX in Bed With the Gun On the Staircase On the Rooftop Sidney and Sam Setting Up the Meeting Where Is My Prisoner? Meeting at Gene's Driving Away (Alternative Ending) Sidney (Alternative Ending) Storyboard Comparisons XXXX Shoots Jimmy Mr. Lucky vs. Dragon Featurettes Play All Q&A Screening With Matthew Vaughn & Daniel Craig The Making of Layer Cake Poster Explorations Previews Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth House of Flying Daggers Kung Fu Hustle Snatch Previews Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth House of Flying Daggers Kung Fu Hustle Snatch
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More than 1 year ago
Everything in this movie is interconnected and if you do not watch, you'll be terribly confused. Daniel Craig, playing a smart but street-addicted character, is trying to quit the business of drugs with questionable characters all around him and questionable motives. Just watch and learn about the drug trade. Craig looks like he has what it takes to be 007.
More than 1 year ago
Dont watch this movie if your drunk or you will never figure it out. It is a great movie and Daniel Craig is so awesome!
More than 1 year ago
Man, is this a cool movie. Not only does it have a great storyline, great characters, and memorable acting, the cinematography and production details are as smart and stylish as they get. This film reminds me of "Goodfellas" but is in no way derivative. Daniel Craig's "XXXX" is a fascinating combination of charisma and vulnerability as his well-ordered businessman's approach to the life unravels completely in the face of one bad event after another. At one point he's in so much trouble it's hard not to laugh, but this movie is no comedy. It has some really nasty moments and the kind of What Next? travails that all of us recognize no matter what we do for a living. Michael Gambon, the great Irish actor who plays Eddie Temple, is just an absolute delight. I could have watched 104 minutes of him alone as this character. Don't miss this film---it is a TREAT. By the way, "L4yer Cake" has the best ending I've seen in years. I kiss the hand of director Matthew Vaughn.