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Life of Crime, 2013.
Directed by Daniel Schechter.
Just what do you do when you kidnap a man’s wife for a million dollars, only to find that he was about to divorce her anyway, and doesn’t want to pay the ransom?
Arriving in the UK on the 5th September without too much fanfare and even less hype, it would seem, is the latest offering from director Daniel Schechter (Supporting Characters, Goodbye Baby) who here adapts Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch, a wannabe comedy crime caper set in the late seventies, starring Jennifer Aniston as Mickey, the trophy wife of millionaire Frank Dawson (Robbins), who gets kidnapped in the same week as Frank disappears to visit his mistress (Fisher) for a few days, just as the divorce papers he is sending to his wife are »
- Steve Leadbetter
When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life Of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch.
In their 2013 Toronto International Film Festival review, Sound on Sight said, “Life Of Crime is a reasonable addition to the world of Leonard adaptations.”
Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Tim Robbins, Life Of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
- Michelle McCue
2 items from 2014
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