Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy, but he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms. Written by
The intersection shown at the very end of the film is the same exact intersection shown at the end of "The Pursuit of Happyness". See more »
The story that Frank tells regarding the assassination of William McKinley is incorrect. President McKinley was indeed assassinated in Buffalo as stated, but the rest of Frank's story regarding the shooting and the search for the bullet in his body actually refers to the facts surrounding the death of President James A. Garfield. See more »
[Dressing the body of Laurel's uncle]
I was thinking he kind of looked like a prick, if you don't mind me saying.
No, no, not at all.
[Comparing dress show and bowling shoe]
Also, he seems to have enormous feet.
Yeah, well, those aren't his shoes. I couldn't find his. Stole those from the Chestnut Lanes. Don't tell my Mom.
Might have to break his toes.
[With a slight smile]
Whatever gets the job done.
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"You Kill Me" has a raw, edgy feel that maintains a nice sense of tension throughout the movie keeping the audience off balance. This comedy drama, somewhat dark movie has great subtle wit and humor sparkled throughout the movie as well as a sensitive treatment and paradox of substance abuse AA treatment. Bill Pullman, surprisingly gets to expand his usual character into a more colorful display while Ben Kingsley is his usual competent self. Tea Leoni who also is an executive producer gets to go along for the ride. This movie continues the increasingly smooth blend of comedy-drama into the societal topics of interest. A fun, creative, touching entertainment from IFC films. Eight out Ten Stars.
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