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Crooked Lines (2003)

Johnny, a small time criminal in his late thirties, has been trying to get ahead his whole life. Sure, hes managed to scrape up enough money over the years to refurnish his entire apartment... See full synopsis »

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Manny
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Johnny, a small time criminal in his late thirties, has been trying to get ahead his whole life. Sure, hes managed to scrape up enough money over the years to refurnish his entire apartment, but he hasnt been able to do much else. Andrea, Johnnys girlfriend, knowing all too well of his situation and not happy about it, offers him a chance to better himself. He can work for her father driving a bread truck, or he can probably lose her. Johnny, sensing Andreas loss of patience, reluctantly agrees to the first part, but thats when something comes up... That something is Manny, a mistreated hit man for the Angelino crime family and Johnnys good friend. He tells Johnny about a deli the Angelinos use as a front for their drug trading, and about how it will have a million cash just sitting in it on the last day of February. All they need to do is get three guys not from around that they can count on to go into the deli and get the money. Johnny agrees to take part, but only on the condition ...

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18 May 2003 (France)  »

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Written by Ian Anderson
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Wanted to like this mildly silly movie
29 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

The storyline isn't a grabber: Neighborhood marbledomes forget that it's leap year while robbing a Brooklyn deli/numbers front on the last day of February. Yet, I really wanted to like this mildly silly movie. I still can't put my finger on why my arms didn't eagerly wrap around the half-baked hairpins and their quest to steal $1 mil. Perhaps the actors, except for Anne Meara, lack comedic timing? Maybe the subplot was dull? Maybe there's too many contrivances and cheap plot devices? Perhaps I'm tired of stereotypes.

Still, Crooked Lines isn't a bad movie. The characters' complications and gripes are good-natured and provide a steady stream of tame chuckles. If temperate comedy is your thing, then Crooked Lines will entertain you.


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