Friday, April 24, 2009

The Amateurs - Movie Reviw

Take a look at some of the cast members - Jeff Bridges, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Tim Blake Nelson, Patrick Fugit, Glenne Headly, Lauren Graham, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Steven Weber, Valerie Perrine, Judy Greer.

For some strange reason this has a terrible review out on Net Flix. Way off base I think the reviewer was having a bad day. In any event the film is just terrific, it has lots of heart and lots of laughs. Most of the actors are going against type and that's fun to see. Jeff Bridges brings his usual warmth to the role and Pantoliano is a hoot. I'm a big fan of Fugits and even if you don't recognize the cast names listed above you''ll recognize their faces and talent.

Small town bunglers make a porno - what a great premise but there is more here to the movie and it gets beneath the surface of quite a few issues. Lots of laughs a few surprises and genuine kinship make this movie an absolute pleasure to see. The big block busters get all the press so occasionally I give a shout out to some lesser known movies that I stumble into.

I can wholeheartedly recommend The Amateurs. Watch the extras on the DVD after the film for some fun stuff. Pop over to Net Flix and put it in your queue. You won't be disappointed.

Paul Burke
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Here's the trailer

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