A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Billy Bob Thornton,
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.
Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates to murder and when John Garson, a young detective starts investigating, Martin and Mini begin to turn on each other. Written by
Went to see at Tribeca Film fest along with a few other films and this was by far the best. Funny, twisted, weird, grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. One of the best black comedies I've seen in years. Gotta like the darker side to enjoy it, but the ending is one of the funniest/sickest ones you'll ever see.
Nikki Reed is turning into an awesome young actress. Baldwin found something in this role that is hard to explain. You shouldn't feel sorry for his character, but you do. Goldblum and Moss steal every scene they're in. I had no idea Moss could be so funny. Made me forget Trinity, if that's possible. Luke Wilson has the courage to underplay a role that could have been really cheesy and ends up driving the second half of the movie as the calm, methodical detective.
Don't know when exactly it's coming out. They said late summer/fall. I think it might be one of those sleepers that catches on.
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