It’s easy to classify duo Florida Georgia Line as a country band. Their songs have seen significant play on country radio stations across the country, and there’s no denying that their sound features a distinct country influence.
Mortdecai might as well be called The Johnny Depp Movie, because its preening star, wearing an ascot and a walrus mustache that becomes a tiresome running joke, is the whole show. And what a frantically dull spectacle this vanity project is. Mortdecai, directed by David Koepp from a screenplay by Eric Aronson, would never have been made without Depp’s enthusiasm for the source material, the first of the 1970s trilogy of farcical novels by the British author Kyril Bonfiglioli, in the P.G. Wodehouse tradition of sophisticated silliness.