THE IRISHMAN: Ending Explained Breakdown + Real Life Story & Full Movie Spoiler Talk Review
THE IRISHMAN: Ending Explained Breakdown + Real Life Story & Full Movie TL;DR Spoiler Talk Review. We breakdown the new Netflix movie and the real life story behind Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sheeran and more!
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After a limited Theatrical Release, The Irishman is finally out worldwide on Netflix and throughout this video we’re gonna be breaking down everything that you need to know about the movie.
This is a sort of recap of the entire film or rather a TL:DR of the 3 and a half hour epic and throughout we’re gonna be giving our thoughts on the movie and it’s ending.
There will be heavy spoilers here so if you haven’t had a chance to watch The Irishman yet and don’t want to know what happens then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
With that out the way I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this video, now let’s get into our breakdown of The Irishman.
The Irishman is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.
In real life Sheeran was born in Darby Pennsylvania and his father Thomas was himself a house painter…like an actual house painter and along with his mother Mary he had a relatively simple childhood.
There’s sort of a flashback within a flashback and a Frank recounts a road trip that feels like a stroll down memory lane. However, the plot really kicks off in the 1950s when we join Sheeran distributing meat deliveries for a company known as Food Fair to Pennsylvanian businesses.
After breaking down on the road, Frank is helped by a man named Russell played by Joe Pesci who helps him out but refuses to give his name.
Now from the off I think most people will be taken aback or rather not taken aback by the de-aging technology that the film uses. The effects are seamless and if you didn’t know that the majority of the makeup was CGI then I doubt you would even really notice. I heard mixed things about their implementation with some saying that they didn’t really work but honestly I really thought that they worked well throughout the movie and it’s a highlight of just how far the technology has come on since it’s introduction in the MCU…even if Scorsese hates those movies.
Anyway Frank gets in bed with the mob, running similar deliveries for local gangsters, stealing directly from his company in order to allow them to run their supply chain.
De Niro completely knocks it out of the park and due to the effects this is like watching the actor in his prime, delivering a cold faced performance that definitely feels like a strong oscar contender especially because he had to do about 200 takes of him throwing a gun into a lake. There are some moments where you can see the actor is struggling with his age, namely when he beats up a shop keeper but on the whole, keeping him as a man that is slightly over the hill was a smart choice that means the work isn’t that jarring.
Even the side characters played by the likes of Harvey Kietel, Fat Damon and Bobby Cannavale all provide nuances to their performances and an undertone of darkness that makes the tense moments even that much more intimidating.
Soon Sheeran comes face to face with Jimmy Hoffa, played expertly by Al Pacino.
Al Pacino is one of the only actors that could have pulled this role off and due to his stature he relishes the part exceeding at filling the shoes of the person labeled as ‘The Most Powerful Man In The Country’ next to The President. He’s charming when the moment calls for it, playing dumb with a smirk on his face in order to get passed the authorities and he’s probably my favorite out of the cast.