I’ve been on a film bender recently. In January alone I watched roughly 25 to 30 films to make up for all those years I refused to go to the cinema. (Just kidding, it’s all a part of my diabolical plan that is privy to know one but myself – for now.) So when The Art of Shaving offered a screening of the very mixed reviewed Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the oh-so cute Ewan McGregor and Paul Bettany, saying no was never an option.
I’m not going to go into much detail about my feelings towards the film except this. If I had paid to see the film would I have wanted a refund? NO. Would I recommend it if you are going to the theaters alone? No. Take a group of friends, a date, even your sibling who loves cars (there will tons of classic, luxury cars in pristine condition). Will there be lots of onscreen eye candy? Abso-effing-lutely. My goodness. There will be well-groomed beard galore, mustache, no-stache, young hair, old hair – basically keep your eye out for the facial hair. Especially at The Standard Hotel Hollywood during the elevator scene.
Which brings me to how The Art of Shaving is even involved. The Art of Shaving partnered with Lionsgate to create the iconic Mordetcai mustache that actually acts as a character with its own plot line. And I don’t know if it was intentional in any fashion, but the mustache had me focus on the hairs of the other characters as well. Ask me what the characters wore for the dress party, I couldn’t tell you. Ask me the different hairstyles including facial grooming, I could give you at least 10. No joke.
“Charlie Mortdecai’s debonair, well-groomed mustache itself is a central character and plot point within Mortdecai, making the film a natural fit with The Art of Shaving,” said Todd Brisky, Managing Director of The Art of Shaving.
Makes me wonder – If it hadn’t been for The Art of Shaving’s Mortdecai stache, would the film have been the same? Probs not.