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Safe Men

4 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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For the first time on DVD, from comic filmmaker John Hamburg (Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Along Came Polly, Meet the Fockers) comes this offbeat tale of inept lounge singers Sam (Sam Rockwell, Matchstick Men) and Eddie (Steve Zahn, Out of Sight), who find themselves breaking into the burglary biz when they're mistaken by a low-level mobster (Paul Giamatti, Sideways) for the best safecrackers in town.Now two guys who can't carry a tune are carrying off a series of hysterical heists in this comic gem that critics hailed as "the most original comedy of the year" (Newsday).

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A great cast injects energy into Safe Men, an oddball cult comedy about two would-be musicians (Steve Zahn, Happy, Texas, and Sam Rockwell, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) who get mistaken for master safecrackers by a second banana gangster (Paul Giamatti, Sideways). The plot revolves around the hapless pair being forced into a series of robberies, but really it's just an excuse for amusing scenes of men clumsily grappling with their emotions, struggling to express themselves, accepting loss, fighting to command respect, and much more. Writer/director John Hamburg went on to write the screenplays for Zoolander, Meet the Parents, and Along Came Polly, but Safe Men is both sweeter and subtler than those box office hits. Mark Ruffalo (You Can Count on Me), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), and Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent) round out the excellent cast, accompanied by Christina Kirk in her movie debut; she more than holds her own as a woman who's far more emotionally direct than any of the men around her. --Bret Fetzer

Special Features

  • Director John Hamburg and Actors Sam Rockwell and Steven Zahn
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Tick: Director John Hamburg's Student Film

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Paul Giamatti, Mark Ruffalo, Harvey Fierstein
    • Directors: John Hamburg
    • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
    • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
    • Subtitles: Spanish, French
    • Dubbed: French, Spanish
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
      R
      Restricted
    • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
    • Run Time: 88 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B000FIMG7C
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,784 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Safe Men" on IMDb

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    A BAD lounge act is mistaken for the top safe cracking team in Rhode Island, and tries to fake their way through.

    Jewish mobsters, country jam samplers, sweet moustaches, low quality knock-off jeans, and one wierd prosthetic pepper a great comedy. The movie introduces, but then quickly abandons the cliche'd plot device of the "need-some-money-before-next-Tuesday-clock". Instead it drives itself with the relationships, bent and wierd, but perceivable as real, between the characters. (Unlike the writing that drags around most of the lame-o comedies you see today.)

    Sam Rockwell is quietly assembling an impressive body of work. Take a look at this one and you can say stuff like "I was way into Sam Rockwell's early stuff a long time ago." and Steve Zahn remains hilarious even though he's the straight-man in this one. Paul Giamatti turns in another great effort, one of the many that have turned him from a borderline character actor into award winning leading man material. They play off of each other and the rest of the cast perfectly.

    The story has pretty wide appeal and I haven't run across anyone who hasn't enjoyed it, from my quasi-yuppy sister to my sports nut drinking buddies. Great for a date night, or just when you feel like watching something surprisingly warm, funny, wierd, and good. For comparison, its in that low-budget gem territory occupied by "Bottle Rocket" or "Napolean Dynamite".

    It's a crime that this thing didn't do better, expecially when you see repetitive "funny wig-and-voice" crap coming from the SNL vets making millions. Take a chance. You will laugh more than you did at Goldmember, smile almost constantly, and feel great when it all wraps up. Definitely needs a DVD release, and maybe a couple of showings on Comedy Central to prime the pump.
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    This DVD has been a long time coming. Safe Men is a dialogue driven comedy that relies on subtle and dry humor to deliver its many punch lines. The story is that 2 rival Jewish gangs in Providence Rhode Island (One headed by Michael Lerner, the other by Harvey Fierstein) attempt to employ the use of 2 legendary safe crackers (Mark Ruffalo and Josh Pais). However, things go wrong when the safe crackers are mixed up by a comical henchman known as VealChop (played to perfection by Paul Giamatti) with 2 struggling lounge singers (Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn). Hilarity then ensues as the lounge singers now have to prove themselves by cracking 3 safes.

    The movie shares many similarities to Bottle Rocket - it is a starting ground that features a cast of newcomers who have since gone on to become extremely succesful, the dialogue features incredible one liners and wit that will linger with you long after the closing credits, and the soundtrack is unique and particular.

    Much of Safe Men's testimony to greatness comes from the fact that it was a sort of starting ground for numerous folks - the cast today would read like an ensemble cast - Mark Ruffalo, Paul Giamatti, Steve Zahn, Sam Rockwell, Michael Lerner, Harvey Fierstein, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Pais. Not to mention the director - John Hamburg - who has gone on to write and direct many Ben Stiller projects.

    As for the DVD, the transfer is surprisingly good. The colors and images are well presented and the overall look is very clean. It's not a showpiece, but I've seen much worse. The commentary is decent but it is more nostalgic than enlightening. Much of it is the cast and crew laughing at themselves and saying "Oh, remember that! We were laughing so hard!" However, die hard fans will get something out of it.
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    Sam Rockwell kind of snuck up on me over the years, starting with "Box of Moonlight." What a great actor. Now he's everywhere. But in this early indie called "Safe Men" it's the dialog that was a revelation to me-- yeah it's a 'crime flick.' a caper, but me the fledling screenwriter got a big kick out of this dialog that covers everything else in the universe except safecracking.
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    I was extremely surprised and very dissapointed to discover that this movie wasn't available on DVD. I saw in on HBO while staying at a hotel and immediatly fell in love with it. The movie carries that same satirical, crime comedy that many other great movies by Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie also have. As soon as I got back to my computer, I looked this movie up hoping to add it to my DVD collection, but I suppose it is one of those great cult films that will be forever underappreciated and lost in the flood of bad, unoriginal movies that clog the entertainment industry.
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    I searched out this movie after it appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen. Being a Sam Rockwell fan, I'm always interested in his work (BTW, Rockwell is in 3 movies on EW's list). I found it on demand from my local cable provider, and watched it twice. Great early work by Rockwell, Paul Giamatti and Steve Zahn (who was young and GORGEOUS in this film). If nothing else, you've got to see it for the best bar mitzvah party EVER.
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    I know, I know... It's been said before. But I just wanted to reiterate that this is a movie that NEEDS a full on DVD. Hopefully, someone at Universal will read these reviews and figure out that they could make a buck by distrubitng this in DVD format. The movie itself is a great comedy, with well developed charecters (sometimes over the top, but clearly this is intentional), and the dialogue is just hilarious. This movie is a great example of what a good script combined with excellent casting can do for charecter interaction. It's always nice when you can see that the writer, director, and actors are all on the same sheet of music. Watch this movie if you want to laugh. If you don't like laughing, then I suggest you seek therapy. Oh, and watch this movie when you're cured.
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