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Flypaper [Blu-ray] (2011)

Patrick Dempsey , Ashley Judd , Rob Minkoff  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson
  • Directors: Rob Minkoff
  • Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Widescreen, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: IFC Independent Film
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005HP2J16
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,226 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Two gangs of robbers descend on the same bank, but hearts are what may be stolen instead in Flypaper, a madcap crime comedy from the screenwriters of the blockbuster The Hangover. Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) stars as a nervous customer with a crush on beautiful teller Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy, Crossing Over). They and the other staff and customers become hostages when two very different groups of crooks hit the bank simultaneously: a high-tech trio who plan to break into the vault and a pair of small-timers whose idea of a big score is knocking off the ATMs. When people begin mysteriously dying one by one, everyone involved begins to wonder if there's someone else in the bank up to no good. Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Mekhi Phifer (Dawn of the Dead) and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) also star in this comic blast of a mystery.

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky Bank Caper September 24, 2011
Format:DVD
I've been disappointed with most movies I've seen recently. Nothing really captured my imagination or made me laugh--or think for that matter. I came across Flypaper by random chance, and its restored my faith in movies.

I don't want to spoil this movies many plot twists (some of which you saw coming) but the basic plot is as follow: Two opposing bank robber teams by chance rob the same bank at the same time. One team is pro with high tech gadgets, the other is a redneck duo that make you wonder if they should be in a mental institution. Instead of it being a quick smash and grab though, the bank is locked down until the next morning. In the meantime, both teams try getting into the vault/atms/getting money--but then things go terribly wrong. One by one, people die.

I realize that made it sound like it's a horror movie--its not. It's a quite above average darkish (it's neither fully black or light) comedy "whodunnit" with intricate plot twists and a unique main character. Imagine Agatha Christie's "And Then There Was None" mixed with "Inside Man" with a sprinkle of ADD.

I was absolutely shocked to go to rotten tomatoes and see this movie's very low reviews. The big criticisms were a lack of chemistry between the cast (which I completely disagree with) and an unfunny script. Honestly, I think it just comes down to what you think is funny. If your idea of funny is say "Knocked Up", this is not the movie for you. However, if "Wild Target" made you almost cry with laughter (yes, I am speaking about myself), then I would highly recommend this movie.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
With its convoluted plot, manic energy, and slapstick shenanigans--the lightweight, but enjoyable, "Flypaper" plays like the equivalent of an elaborately staged murder mystery dinner. You're not really meant, however, to follow the clues to their logical conclusions or be able to deduce the central conundrum. No, it's best to just let the silliness unfold on and around itself. To thoroughly enjoy the comic mayhem, one has to let go of reason and go with the flow of the sitcom stylings. Most, I think, will be willing to do so as "Flypaper" certainly stacks the deck with an astute cast of notable performers--all gamely hamming it up to maximum affect. Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd headline this piece, but the impressive supporting roster includes Tim Blake Nelson, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Huebel (always a welcome presence), Octavia Spencer (ditto), Mekhi Phifer, and Curtis Armstrong. No one gets much actual characterization, really, more than a cursory quirk or two--most just exist to play a possible suspect in the overly-plotted comic thriller.

As "Flypaper" opens, we get a brief introduction to the varied members on staff at the quaintest little bank you're likely to encounter. Judd is a teller and Dempsey is a jumble of tics as a socially awkward customer, who happens to be a savant of sorts. Before you know it, the bank is raided by two distinct groups of bandits--one tech savvy (Phifer, John Ventimiglia, and a great Matt Ryan) and one bumbling idiots (Blake Nelson and Taylor Vince, no surprise there!). As everyone gets trapped in a lockdown (don't worry, police intervention is conveniently absent from the consideration), Dempsey starts to piece together that a more elaborate scenario is in play and the conflicting robberies are just part of something more nefarious.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"Are you seriously suggesting that we rob the same bank?" While talking to a teller (Judd) about change (Dempsey) a bank robbery begins to take place. When signals get mixed Tripp realizes that there are two groups of robbers. After explaining to them they can rob the same bank right now he tries to figure out why two groups are there and who tipped them off. This is a very surprising movie. Full of action and very funny. The cast is great and for a little movie it pulls in some really big names. This is the most fun I've had watching a movie in a while and while it's not an amazing Oscar worthy movie it is very much worth watching. An updated action version of "Clue". Equal parts action, comedy & mystery with a great twist at the end. I recommend this highly. Overall, a very very exciting and fun way to spend an hour and a half. I give it a B+.

Would I watch again? - I think I would.

*Also try - Clue & Henry's Crime
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY October 22, 2011
Format:Amazon Instant Video
A very large bank has the unlikely event of being robbed by two different gangs at the same time. One group is dressed as a swat team while a second gang appears to have been on "Deliverance." Patrick Dempsey stars as Tripp, a customer who is fascinated by bank teller Katlin (Ashley Judd) and attempts to keep her out of harm's way. Katlin is supposed to get married in 2 days to a rich man.

After shots are fired, Tripp (who is off his medication) acts as a mediator between the two gangs to work out a compromise. There are things about this robbery that don't add up in Tripp's mind and he wants to know why. Tripp has a mental condition which aids him to figure things out. He plays "Clue" as things turn into "10 Little Indians." The robbers are a good quirky bunch as are the hostages. Excellent use of characters. Funny. Fast paced. Kudos to Rob Minkoff.

F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun, who dun it story.
Published 9 days ago by Norma Lawrence
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
OK film.
Published 12 days ago by schooltp
5.0 out of 5 stars Stupid funny
FUnny movie. Not like the best of all time, but a good laugh when there is nothing else on tv.
Published 23 days ago by Ladybug
5.0 out of 5 stars An old school fun movie
Not enough of these old style comedies being made any more. Great stars and supporting cast. Enjoyed it so much I bought it digitally and on DVD.
Published 2 months ago by Robert Lange
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious sleeper with a twist.
Extremely funny film with Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd with a twist. I will not tell you what this is about. Just see for your self about this mostly unknown sleeper.
Published 2 months ago by Jefferson Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome movie!
Published 3 months ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars loved the lead actor and actress
very different kind of movie; surprising twist ending; loved the lead actor and actress; happy to have bought.
Published 3 months ago by marsha grady
4.0 out of 5 stars Robbery gone multiple kinds of crazy wrong
Quick Overview: Trip (Dempsey) finds himself in the middle of a robbery, two actually, in the same bank. Read more
Published 5 months ago by R. West
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining lost movie
Really had a good time watching this. A cross between a caper movie and a locked room mystery with a bit of "The Usual Suspects" thrown in. Read more
Published 5 months ago by B. Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars worth watching
I am watching this movie as we speak. it is hilarious. if you need a good laugh, this will give it to you. how does Patrick Dempsey find these movies to do?
Published 7 months ago by Valerie D. Hall
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