The Chaperone

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"Her dad did time... Now he wants quality time."
  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.1  (5,368)
  • 33

The Chaperone is a 2011 action-comedy movie that revolves around Ray Bradstone, a former getaway driver for a group of robbers. Ray is released from prison after serving a seven-year sentence, and he is determined to start a new life with his daughter, Sally. Despite his intentions, Sally rebels against her father, and she is caught stealing from a mall. To avoid being sent to a juvenile detention center, Sally makes a deal with her school principal to participate in a field trip to New Orleans. However, to Sally's dismay, Ray is assigned to accompany her and her classmates on the trip as her chaperone.

In the beginning, Ray is reluctant to join the field trip but quickly warms up to the idea after realizing that his return to society has left him without any friends or social life. However, when Ray and the kids arrive in New Orleans, they are soon targeted by a group of thieves who are after a valuable painting that one of the students, Juliette, is carrying with her. Ray, who is aware of the dangers of being involved with criminals, jumps into action to protect the kids and the painting.

The Chaperone is an action-packed movie that showcases the entertaining performance of its lead actor, Paul Levesque (also known as Triple H in the wrestling world). Levesque portrays Ray with a mix of toughness and vulnerability, making the character relatable to the audience. Kevin Corrigan, who plays the role of lead thief, Phillip Larue, is equally impressive in his performance as the cunning and manipulative crook.

Ariel Winter, who was only 13 years old at the time of filming, gives a noteworthy performance as Sally Bradstone. Winter portrays Sally as a rebellious teen with a chip on her shoulder, but also as a daughter who loves her father and wants him to be around but is in constant conflict regarding how he should act as her father.

The Chaperone is not just an action movie, as it emphasizes the importance of family and learning to forgive. Ray's relationship with his daughter, Sally, is the centerpiece of the film. Throughout the movie, Ray tries to reconnect with Sally, who has a negative view of him due to his past mistakes. The field trip provides an opportunity for Ray to prove himself as a responsible person and a father, but he has to overcome obstacles along the way, including his tendency to revert to his old ways.

The script, written by S.J. Roth, is fast-paced and packs a lot of action and comedy into its runtime. It is mostly predictable, but the likable characters, especially Ray and the kids, keep the audience interested in what's happening on screen. The director, Stephen Herek, does a fantastic job of staging the action sequences, which are both thrilling and humorous.

The soundtrack, which includes songs from The Black Keys and The Hold Steady, adds to the fun mood of the movie. The scenery of New Orleans is stunning, and the cinematography captures the beauty of the city.

In conclusion, The Chaperone is an enjoyable movie that features likable characters and an exciting storyline. It is a lighthearted action-comedy that provides sufficient entertainment and definitely worth watching. If you are looking for a fun and easy-to-watch movie, The Chaperone will not disappoint.

The Chaperone is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 33.

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