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Actors: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Charlie is an ex-teacher turned reluctant call-center employee who gets fired on the first day. Distraught and unable to provide for his family, he partners up with Gus, an aspiring scam artist, on a seemingly snag-free pl... more »
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A decently funny movie with Simon Pegg. Started out pretty good, but got dumb with all the twists. Much in the same way Clay Pigeons started out great, but pooped out.
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A gothic comedy!!!
Pompompom | London, England | 04/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this film. The first "gothic comedy", I would say! It's very funny, yet surprisingly dark. So you'll go from laughing your head off to jumping in your seat thinking "WTF"? A very original movie based on a classic premise. Pegg rocks, as usual, I'm a huge Spaced fan and wasn't disappointed! Definitely a geeky yet intelligent movie, worth watching a few times. Laughs and shocks guaranteed in equal measure. Awesome soundtrack too, are they going to release it?"
The worst laid plans
J. A. Eyon | Seattle - USA | 01/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the more enjoyable "bumbling amateur criminals" movies that I've seen.
It's a UK/Canadian production but it's set in the U.S. and it stars David Schwimmer in my favorite movie role of his to date. His lugubrious manner is perfectly complimented by bouncy, James-Cagney-like Simon Pegg, a British comedian donning a perfect American accent. Their screen chemistry is wonderful.
Joining them is another Brit with another perfect American accent plus tremendous sex appeal, Alice Key, playing a third kooky wheel in this unlikely team of extortionists. I gotta say: the acting by everyone (Brit, American, and Canadian) is top-notch.
The script by Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Andrea and American Billy Asher tries to avoid cliches -- or at least improve on them -- and Andrea's direction gives the film a slightly surreal touch altho the film retains a down-to-earth quality.
That surreal touch plus its dark quality may limit this film's appeal, but those who like terrific acting and fast-paced fun may revel in that appeal.
(To people who have already seen the film: there's a difference of opinion here and at the Amazon UK site about Simon Pegg's accent. I think that those who are familiar with Simon Pegg will be influenced by that familiarity and find his accent strange -- while those of us who aren't familiar with him will find his accent perfect, albeit energetic, Midwestern. Can you click on the "comments" link below my review and reveal (1) if you were familiar with Pegg before this movie and (2) how succcessful you thought his accent was? Thanks.)"
Brianna S. Stika | WI | 12/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is by far on of my favorite movies! I recomend this movie to anyone! buy this movie!!!"