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Flypaper (2011)

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A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at the same bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.

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Billy Ray 'Peanut Butter' McCloud
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Tripp ('Patrick Dempsey') walks into a bank to get some change and ends up as a hostage to two bank robber-teams, robbing the bank he is at. In an almost Sherlock Holmesian way he has to solve this Agatha Christie inspired mystery and win the girls (Ashley Judd) heart. But not everything is at it seems, and there are many twists and turns in this comedy. Written by Nali

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Two Sets of Bank Robbers. One Very Sticky Heist.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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25 August 2011 (Russia)  »

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Untitled Bank Heist Comedy  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,098 (USA) (19 August 2011)

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$1,098 (USA) (19 August 2011)
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Depakene is a mood stabilizer, implying Tripp suffers from Bipolar disorder. See more »

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The gun used to kill the very first victim is a Beretta 92FS or US Army M9. It is a double-action handgun with open hammer design. Judging by the trigger position, the pistol has already been cocked, but the hammer is not. Moreover, we see the finger pull the trigger and the gun fire without any movement of the hammer, which is impossible in this situation. See more »

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Jelly: [seeing Swiss Miss' body] Aw, man, what a waste.
Peanut Butter: It's like, extra sad when a hot chick dies. When an ugly chick dies, it's like, their life probably sucked anyway, so it's no big deal.
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More silly than dumb, but not exactly a smart caper comedy. Some good laughs.
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Flypaper (2011)

Rather than a spoof of a bank heist, this is pure silly comedy that uses bank heist clichés for its main jokes. And by silly I mean zany and childish--which is often very funny, if not exactly making it a great movie.

In fact, this is sometimes a really bad movie, or it will be to anyone who doesn't get into the humor and the characters. Even the end, which is meant to be a huge twisty (and typical heist comedy) surprise ends up a bit of a dud. While still being fun.

There are a lot of well known if not legendary actors here, including the attractive and fun leading man, Patrick Dempsey and the apparently leading woman (whose role is small at first), Ashley Judd. But it is the whole array of character actors who make this movie what it is, types and stereotypes playing clichés and counter-clichés. Most fun of all is the fact that two separate teams of bank robbers swoop in at closing time on the same bank. And with very different styles, to say the least.

It gets silly from here--and I mean comic book kind of silly, though people really do get hurt and die as it carries merrily along.

Don't expect much except some high energy escapism--and then you might enjoy the ride. I managed to watch it to the end without flagging. For the final big twist.


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