Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
A bored bank teller's life changes dramatically when two teams of crazy robbers hold up his branch. The main characters are held hostage and fall victim to the comedic version of The Stockholm Syndrome.
Sylvia, approaching 35, is the "sassy weather girl" at a Seattle TV station. On a live broadcast, she castigates her boyfriend Dale (who's the show's anchorman) for sleeping with his co-anchor; then she quits. She'd been living with Dale, who explains himself by saying she's cold, so she moves in temporarily with her younger brother Walt. His neighbor Byron, a computer programmer, is always in Walt's flat working. While Sylvia looks for a job, Byron offers himself as a no-strings-attached rebound-sex partner, with the condition that she not tell Walt. How will she respond, and what about finding work, living with her brother, sorting things out with Dale, and being cold? Written by
I just saw this movie at a screening in Sonoma and was wonderfully surprised. I might be a bit biased because I am a fan of romantic comedies and movies in general, but this was a good movie. At times, the movie itself seems to be poking fun at romantic comedies with how it handles some situations and some of the lines.
The tag/plot from the main IMDb page gives a great overview of the plot: A Seattle weather girl freaks out on-air over her cheating boyfriend, the morning show anchor, and moves in with her little brother. This does not give the movie away. The depth of the story is not usually found in romantic comedies. There is more to this movie than girl meets boy. All of the casting is wonderful. The only issue I had was with Byron and Walt, for some reason I thought the actors should have been switched. By the end of the movie I disregarded this because both of them develop into their roles.
This is one of those movies that is great if you are a movie lover (and some TV) because there are so many great actors in it. Almost every scene there is another actor/actress where you think to yourself 'where have I seen them before?' or 'oh, I love them'. I do have to agree with another reviewer on here that the movie is a little dark, not film noir dark but actually screen dark. I am guessing that is the theater I saw it in (a classic old one that is not set up for digital projection). I gave it a 9/10 because I have only seen it once. I reserve 10/10 for after the second viewing, if I still feel the same way about it it gets another star.
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