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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  20 August 1999 (USA)
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An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.

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An art-house auctioneer finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the mob after learning that his teacher girlfriend is the daughter of a major mobster. Things get worse when a godfather decides to launder his no-talent son's gory paintings through the art house and gets the FBI into the picture. Everything then falls apart when the son is accidentally shot. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£977,227 (UK) (20 August 1999)

Gross:

SGD 457,309 (Singapore) (26 November 1999)
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Trivia

The movie features at least six cast members from The Sopranos (1999): Tony Sirico, John Ventimiglia, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, Joseph R. Gannascoli, and Frank Pellegrino. See more »

Goofs

The length of the drawstrings on Gina's red cape change during their walk when she agrees to marry Mike. See more »

Quotes

Michael Felgate: Just a little screw-up. But what the hee? Me got it under contwol. Fuggedaboudid.
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As the movie ends, "THE THE END" is displayed on the screen. This refers to Frank's restaurant, The La Trattoria, which translates to The The Trattoria. See more »

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References Casino (1995) See more »

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Not bad.
23 August 1999 | by (Edmonton, Alberta) – See all my reviews

The previews that I saw for this movie promised it to be a very funny movie...and for the most part it was but it could have been better.

The movie is about a conservative British fellow (Hugh Grant) that runs an auction house in New York. He decides to propose to his girlfriend (Jeanne Tripplehorn) but she has reservations about marriage as her father has connections to the mafia. In her opinion, this marriage will not work as Grant's character will invariably be sucked into the organized crime life. He assures her that he won't and they decide to go ahead with the marriage. As you guessed it, Grant does become entangled and what ensues is a humorous "fish-out-of-water" comedy as Grant tries to get himself out of a mess.

For the most part, the characters were well played. Hugh Grant does a good job, albiet familiar to other characters that he's played recently (and probably not too unlike his real self) but it was nonetheless well played. Most of the humor revolves around his character and his ability to deliver the lines and timing is very well done. The same cannot be said for Jeanne Tripplehorn's character. She seemed to overact some scenes and others it seemed that she wasn't quite sure how to portray the character. At times, it almost made me feel uncomfortable trying to watch her find her role. James Caan did a very good job of playing the father and in some cases, he stole some scenes. The rest of the actors played their roles fairly well although many of these actors have been typecast as the mafia type character.

Although the movie was fairly amusing, there were places that it seemed to drag a little bit. A sign of a good movie for me is how much my mind wanders and this did happen in some places. In my opinion it could have been even funnier but in general it was pretty good. Overall, I found it to be entertaining and genuinely funny...7/10.


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