For film fans who admire good acting, and I do, the combination of Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Carnavale together raises my hopes. In "Danny Collins," they do not disappoint; in fact, they prove that such talent can not only convey the humanity embedded in melodrama, but also tease out universal emotions.
Some rumors do pan out: Mobb Deep reunites.
Val, don't call him by his given name Valentine, gets out of prison after 28 years' incarceration. Best friend and colleague Doc greets Val upon his release with a job to do--Doc must kill Val. No dummy, Val knows and thus begins a long night of nostalgia and philosophizing, regrets and resignation.