Swaggering, womanizing Jerry and his hen-pecked buddy Pat are in a bind....thier clients aren't dying fast enough! They buy insurance policies from the terminally ill.......and bet on them ...
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Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Swaggering, womanizing Jerry and his hen-pecked buddy Pat are in a bind....thier clients aren't dying fast enough! They buy insurance policies from the terminally ill.......and bet on them to kick the bucket on schedule. But their luck is about to change when they meet Barbara, who has a $2million policy and 3 months to live. Written by
"The Settlement" gets out of the blocks quick exploring the contrasting philosophies of the leads, builds its unique premise into a clever story, and then runs out of gas turning into a very ordinary "give me the money or I'll shoot" flick in the end. At it's best, this angry film, which showcases a mere four actors, is only lukewarm. However, with the midstream good-bad guy switch and the unimaginative ending, the film fizzles. At this writing, "The Settlement" is where it belongs. On cable.
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