While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid ... See full summary »
While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip & Sip, a convenience store. Three bumbling robbers promptly stage a hold up. Two take off with the cash stranding the third, with a mysterious crate, just as the cops arrive. The robber takes the store hostage. As incompetent cops bring in a SWAT team and try a by-the-book rescue, Michael has to keep the robber calm, find out what's in the crate, aid the negotiations, and get back to Rae. The Stockholm Syndrome asserts its effect. Written by
I really had no expectations going into this movie, but it turned out to be the most painfully boring, humorless movie-going experience I've had so far this year. The script is completely unfunny, and as good as the cast members have been in other projects, they can't salvage this mess. What it boils down to is that we end up stuck in a convenience store in the middle of the desert with a group of thinly-written and annoying characters. I didn't care for Clerks, but it now looks like a masterpiece compared to Held Up.
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