A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman's house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems.Written by
Marva Munson (Irma Hall), the owner of the house the robbers use, bears the same name as the judge in the Coen Brothers' subsequent film, Intolerable Cruelty (2003). In both cases, the women are African-Americans. See more »
The movie is set in a fictional town of Saucier, MS, which is along the Mississippi River and is the home of a riverboat casino. The real Saucier does not have a casino, is approximately 200 miles from the Mississippi River, and is located approximately 25 miles north of Biloxi, MS, in northern Harrison County. See more »
I registered on IMDb to espouse on how terrible this movie is. I'm about 90% through this movie and I have to say it's a complete waste of time. I wished that I read some of the reviews of this movie prior to renting. It's characters are uninteresting (some of them annoying), the plot has no surprises, and worst of all it isn't funny at all (This is supposed to be a comedy?). There is also an overwhelming use of profanity in this film (f & mf), definitely not for the kids. I rented this film on the spur of the moment, I thought "Tom Hanks is in it, how bad could it be?", my conclusion: "This is the worst Tom Hanks film I've ever seen.
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