Don and Bridget Cardigan's upper middle class lifestyle is threatened since Don, who has been out of work for a year, seems to have given up looking for a job, and housewife Bridget has been out of the workforce for most of her life. They are close to $300,000 in debt. Finding out this information, Bridget comes to the conclusion that she needs to get a job - any job - that at least provides them with some benefits. She reluctantly takes a job as a janitor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Almost immediately, Bridget is enthralled with all the old worn out money that is being shredded. She comes up with a plan to get her old lifestyle back by stealing much of that money, which she believes is an easy job since the locks used on the money carts are standard equipment and as she notices that no one ever checks the garbage as she goes about her work. Her plan needs the cooperation of one person who works the shredder and one person who pushes the carts of money. The two people ... Written by
We went to see this not expecting all that much and were nicely surprised by what a good little comedy this turned out to be. Diane Keaton was in top form as Bridget, a former upper-middle class hausfrau who's forced to toil away as a janitor at the federal reserve because her hubby (played by Ted Danson's perfect straight man) is no longer employed. Naturally frustrated with her circumstances and itching for a quicker fix to her financial woes, Bridget hatches a plan to rip off the Federal Reserve with the help to 2 other recruits, Nina (the moral centre of the trio, ably played by Queen Latifah) and Jackie (a really funny and charming Katie Holmes). Roger R. Cross and Adam Rothenberg give good supporting performances as Nina's nice-guy admirer and Jackie's amusing dim-bulb husband. The movie has a couple of good twists so that the outcome isn't the usual predictable stuff and it stays funny and warm throughout. It's a shame this opened around the same time as "Cloverfield" because this quirky little film didn't get the box office it should have. Hopefully, people will give this amusing chick-buddy flick a try. Give it a shot.
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