Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1998. Bandeira Entertainment, Flynn/Simchowitz, Key Entertainment. Story by Sebastian Gutierrez, Deanna Fuller, Screenplay by Sebastian Gutierrez. Cinematography by James Chressanthis. Produced by Beau Flynn, Jonathan King, Stefan Simchowitz. Music by Christopher Young. Production Design by Jerry Fleming. Costume Design by Denise Wingate. Film Editing by Howard E. Smith.
Adorable Jim Thompson-esque gangster film features excellent characters actors and fun twisted plot. Carla Gugino and Simon Baker take a prominent political figure’s lover (Greg Wise) for ransom, but when a shooting occurs during the kidnapping it makes the whole deal a little hairier than expected. Now the players in this game have to figure out who they trust and who is to be left out of the bargain. Enter wisecracking gumshoes Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson who follow the case to its messy (especially for them) end. Thompson’s fans will especially not want to miss this.
Toronto International Film Festival: 1998