Pain and Gain is like if a Coen Brothers movie and a Scorsese movie had a baby and that baby disappointed its parents and went into porn.
At its core, the film is about a trio of hapless men just trying to get ahead in life, but who end up getting in way over their heads.
The difference between Pain and Gain and every Coen Brothers movie with that premise is that Michael Bay’s hapless men aren’t timid and pathetic.
They’re not looking for recompense or justice. They’re just greedy meatheads.