Release date:January 15, 2010
(LA; NY, DC, San Diego: January 29)
MPAA Rating:R (for pervasive strong language including sexual references, and some violence)
Screenwriters:David Scinto, Louis Mellis
Starring:Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Melvil Poupaud, Joanne Whalley
Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, "44 Inch Chest" explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife's (Joanne Whalley) infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by - they kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place and as the situation escalates Loverboy's life hangs in the balance as Colin wrestles with revenge, remorse, grief and self pity, all the while egged on by his motley crew of friends who just want him to get on with it so they can get down the pub.