A chain of events starts with the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt. To add more complication, two thieves decide to steal the case and lead a Miami police team and two FBI agents on a wild goose chase that ends inside the Miami airport terminal. Written by
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My family and I have watched this movie time and again, and it is totally and consistently hilarious. I love Barry Sonnenfeld movies, and I think this particular one is his best, and has been unjustly overlooked. The cast is great, and every character, and there are a lot of them, is memorably wonderful, including two of the most sympathetic hit men in cinematic history, one of whom is played by the ever terrific Dennis Farina. This is also the first movie in which I ever saw Zooey Deschanel, playing a disenchanted teen, just as good here as she is in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The improbable and clever ways in which these characters' lives intersect adds to the fun. I've seen reviews complaining about the logical inconsistencies in this movie, but this is a comedy, so who cares? Stop Making Sense and enjoy.
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