Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Big White (2005) R - 3½ Stars

A warm comedy of true love. Paul Barnell (Robin Williams) an Alaskan travel agent, is married and stands by his wife Margaret (Holly Hunter) who's faking Tourette symptoms and losing her mind. When two gangster thugs Gary (Tim Blake Nelson) and Jimbo (W. Earl Brown) unload a dead body in the dumpster, Paul thinks he has found the answer to his prayers. Paul's financial problems are growing when he find out there is a million dollar life insurance policy on his brother Raymond (Woody Harrelson) who he hasn't seen in 5 years. He decides to pass off this body as his brother and collect on the insurance money.

Even though it appears a cut and dry case, an ambitious insurance agent Ted (Giovanni Ribisi) isn't eager to give Paul the money. Before long Paul has much more to deal with when his brother reappears to collect his money and the two thugs are looking for their body. Some pretty funny parts and worth seeing at least once or twice.

Ascendant Pictures
Director: Mark Mylod
Writer: Colin Frieson
Producers: Katie Smith, David Faigenblum, Christopher Roberts
I viewed 12/06

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