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A sleepy Mexican town is turned upside down when a hand found by the side of the road begins granting miracles! Soon thousands are flocking to the local church to see the miraculous hand of the "Madonna." Woody Allen (Small Time Crooks, Deconstructing Harry, Mighty Aphrodite), David Schwimmer ("Friends," Apt Pupil, Six Days Seven Nights), Kiefer Sutherland (A Time to Kill, A Few Good Men, The Three Musketeers), Cheech Marin (Desperado, Tin Cup, From Dusk Till Dawn) and Maria Grazia Cucinotta (The World Is Not Enough, Il Postino) star in this hilarious comedy that's "not afraid to point the finger!"
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Woody Allen stars in Picking Up the Pieces, playing a butcher named Tex who cuts up his adulterous wife (played by Sharon Stone) in a jealous rage. On his way to bury the pieces, he loses her hand on the side of the road, where it's found by a blind woman--and miraculously gives her back her sight. Before long, the hand has become a religious relic, drawing huge crowds to the small town of El Nino, New Mexico, and testing the faithlessness of a straying priest (David Schwimmer), who's in love with the town's leading prostitute (Maria Gracia Cucinotta, from Il Postino). Add to this a corrupt mayor (Cheech Marin), a lawman named Bobo (Kiefer Sutherland), who's committed to getting Tex behind bars, a trio of investigators from the Vatican (Elliott Gould, Andy Dick, and Fran Drescher), and you've got... well, it's hard to say what. Director Alfonso Arau previously made the wonderful Like Water for Chocolate, and although Picking Up the Pieces has a similar magical-realism flavor, it doesn't quite come together. The movie does have a genial, raffish atmosphere and a bizarre cast, all of whom are having a good time. Arau himself plays a small role with great charm. --Bret Fetzer
Funny show. Loved it. Lotsa "big name" actors in it. Not for young eyes though.Published 13 months ago by Larry M.
Classic woody allan film not to many movies take the finger like this one does should keep you laughing if you like woody allan you should like thisPublished 16 months ago by Kyle
How Woody was talked into this mess I'll never know. A real disappointment. Glad to see Kiefer Sutherland went on to star in 24.Published 22 months ago by Richard Cieply
This is a cute movie. Woody Allen is in front of the camera and he's great. I love the New Mexico setting. Worth your time!Published 22 months ago by blackstone lake
Unknown comedy of Alfonso Arau, the Mexican director. With Woody Allen as a countryman,, a role he has never thought of interpreting.Published 24 months ago by Myriam P.
Love cheech martin and joesph gordon-Levitt this movie was really funny with a great cast would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good moviePublished on November 20, 2012 by Diamond Padilla
Thanks to all the truly bad movies ever made I didn't give this one star by default.
Woody Allen is only an actor in this movie, and lends his usual persona to it, but I don't... Read more
In "Picking Up the Pieces" Woody Allen plays a kosher butcher named Tex Cowley, complete with the cowboy boots and Stetson, who chops up his philandering wife Candy (Sharon Stone)... Read morePublished on January 28, 2005 by Lawrance Bernabo