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The Big Squeeze (1996)

Lara Flynn Boyle , Danny Nucci , Marcus DeLeon  |  R |  DVD
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  • Actors: Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Nucci, Peter Dobson, Luca Bercovici, Michael Chieffo
  • Directors: Marcus DeLeon
  • Writers: Marcus DeLeon
  • Producers: Jeffrey L. Davidson, Liz McDermott, Mark Yellen, Zane W. Levitt
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1572527048
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,258 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Big Squeeze" on IMDb

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2.0 out of 5 stars A parody of fundraisers funny on a difficult topic June 17, 2007
THE BIG SQUEEZE (1996) tells a story of a fight between a man and
his wife over a medical disability and health insurance claim paid
out by an insurer to them, in a lump sum.

Although this isn't made clear at all in the outset (the film
suggesting a sinister plot) much of the film, unfortunately or not,
is a parody of fundraisers done by NP0's, such as religious
organizations of all kinds, that are in dire straights in this day
and age from the taxman's cut, the need to meet construction codes
of building in public use, and from atheism in the population.

The target audience is obviously the below 21 bracket, considering
the obsessive, idealistic or utopic outlook on life, that revolves
centrally around what may or may not happen at a specific bar,
specific people, not excluding the essential lovemaking scenes.

There's the Michelle Pfeiffer lookalike, Lara Flynn B0yle (in look,
mannerisms and acting), as well as a Ted Danson clone in the form
of Luca Bercovici or a young Geraldo Rivera cameleon Danny Nucci,
all doing fine jobs on screen, in projecting an aura of innocence,
youth, calmness, a relaxed friendliness throughout the 90 mins.
This allows the movie to bring forth the human, personal aspects
of the characters, that is important in keeping people interested
and the gags alive.

They organize a fund raiser for chuch repairs required by a revised
municipal building code for earthquakes, and is led by Peter
Dobson, who plays a mix between playboy, grifter and conman,
setting up the mark, Bercovici, in anticipation of cashing in on
the insurance cash that the latter refuses to split evenly with his
wife, Boyle.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mmm... Delightful. Like great chocolate! October 22, 1999
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So okay... Not all movies can hit you between the eyes. But you also want to be able to enjoy a different type of movie. One that's mellow, that's subtle, that lies on your tongue and slowly melts... One of those movies is this one. Subtle. Delightful. Funny. Just like great chocolate!
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I really liked the movie. It was somewhat on the light side with some eccentric characters and an interesting variety of personalities. The con man husband and the drifter who fancied himself a lady's man. The sincere young fellow who the young lady leans on. The Priest and church are trying to encourage some of the characters at the same time some of the characters are trying to use them as a front in their scam. I just thought the movie cut across many of our human emotions and the struggle we all have between doing the right thing or the selfish thing. It does it in a rather humorous way with some serious moments too. I haven't watched it in a while but had been trying to remember the title. Glad I found it on here.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not too bad June 12, 1999
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this is one of htose movies... you can watch it.. but it doens't mean much.. Laura Flynn Boyle plays a barmaid married to a former ball player. While she stays with a hispanic artist named jesse (ironic.. cuz i know soem one liek that too)whom she falls in love with while she left her hubby cuz hes keeping all of their disability money... basically a story of how laura and another con man help get the money that he owes her..
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