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PEOPLE: Starring Simon Pegg (Shaun from Shaun Of The Dead), David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends), and Alice Eve. With smaller parts by Jon Polito (The Big Lebowski, The Hudsucker Proxy), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show), Mimi Rogers.

QUIRKS: It’s a comedy / crime-thriller. Sort of like Pineapple Express was.

David Schwimmer gets roped into a blackmail scheme started by Simon Pegg. His girlfriend overhears, and forces herself into the situation. Things only go downhill from there…

SOUNDTRACK: Props for having Rammstein (Engel) in a scene! Also featuring Gogol Bordello, The Eels, and Local H.

BAD STUFF: Some might complain that the plot is contrived, but that’s kind of the point: The events are so ridiculous that they are funny. It’s not as much of a comedy as Pineapple Express, but it’s still pretty funny almost all the way through…. Until the dark ending.

CONCLUSION: A fun romp of adventure and amateur criminal insanity. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong… With hilarious consequences. Until the end, anyway.

RATINGS: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10 for Clint, 8.5/10 for Carolyn.

RECOMMENDATION: If movies that can’t decide what genre they are don’t piss you off, this is pretty good. Better than your average movie.

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MOVIE QUOTE: Josie McBroom: “There goes our alibi.”

COINCIDENCES: (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, Big Nothing) 2 movies in the same night with people [highlight for spoilers] extorting money from other people for various reasons, recording snuff/murder films, cleaning up murder scenes of murdered murderers who murdered on film, upside-down shots from a kid’s viewpoint, plots that involve the main characters and their daughter, and a scene with a fallen mangled body. Quite the detailed coincidence!

Mood: pesto!
Music: MDFMK – Hydro-Electric