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One Night at McCool's (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  27 April 2001 (USA)
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Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

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After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Slippery when wet. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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27 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Un ángel seductor  »

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$2,520,041 (USA) (27 April 2001)

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£1,371,169 (UK) (1 June 2001)
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The big chromed gun Mr. Burmeister uses is a IMI Desert Eagle Pistol in .357 Magnum. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Dehling walks into the house to talk to Jewel about her bruises, a beauty mask appears on her face for one shot and then disappears again. See more »

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Bingo Caller: N-43. Four-three on the N.
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Velvet
(1996)
Written by Pål Waaktaar (as Paul Waaktaar-Savoy), Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket,
Lauren Savoy
Performed by A-Ha (as a-ha)
Courtesy of WEA Records Germany
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than expected
11 May 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

One Night at McCool's is a very funny movie that is more intelligent than what it should be. Its form is more sophisticated than what I expected, and its randomness was superb. The thoughts behind the movie (mysogeny, sadism, stupid men) are are infantile. That's what I have to say about this movie is that not only does it hate women, but it loathes men. It doesn't have any sympathy for any of the men, really. It seems that way because of the form, but the ending says it all. Nobody cares.

The form has the first 2/3 of the movie told in flashback by three characters: Dillon, the stupid bartender; Reiser, the mysogenistic stupid lawyer; and Goodman, the stupid, holier-than-thou cop. The story is therefore always perverted by their own self images and altered realities. Reiser's BBQ fantasy is a great touch. In the end, we never really know the truth, and nothing is what it seems. Dillon was never that innocent, etc.

Actually, the rest of the movie is funny too. From the randomness of the last 5 seconds of the movie to the overly-obviousness of Tyler's manipulations, the movie seems to have an energy all its own. Everything is just out of the blue, and nothing seems to make sense. Do we really care if it does? No.

It is also a very dark comedy, but has a shallow presentation. Think Nurse Betty, or Jawbreaker. Very candy coated outside, dark chewy inside. If you like your movies random, dark, or just purely mean, see this movie. This one will satisfy your urges for the strangeness that is One Night at McCool's.

8/10


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