Sunday, June 5, 2011
Writer: Hugh Rhodes
Director: Hugh Rhodes
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman, Dinklage!
Sad-sack insurance adjuster aspires to become a happy-sack (or, at least, contended-sack) fraud investigator. He travels with the star investigator of his employer and learns things about the world and himself. There is also a romance.
i thought this was just going to be yet another indie slightly boring indie movie. you know what i mean. it was not. i was pretty entertained! it was a great quest sort of a movie. i like quests. i like steve buscemi. i love myself some peter dinklage! yay!
I'm a big ol' Buscemi fan, but there are times when I feel like he ends up being typecast as one particular kind of sketchy dude. When he has the right material, however, he really brings the depth of that type and differentiates it from other roles which on paper appear to be quite similar. I'm happy to say that this was one of those times.
And it was a good time. Buscemi's loser is the eye of a tornado of B-list stars (and a couple of arguably A-list cameos) in this C-budget production. Traveling the road with Malco's super-cool-yet-fairly-odd office star they encounter some great characters and have some odd times, all of which is brought together by decent work behind the scenes.
This was fun. Don't go out of your way to watch it, but don't skip it if you're surfing the guide.