The Whole Ten Yards (Widescreen Edition)
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This sequel to the $55 million-plus box-office success is written by Mitchell Kapner ("Romeo Must Die") and directed by Howard Deutch ("Grumpier Old Men," "The Great Outdoors," TV's "Gleason"). Retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski is spending his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills when he's pulled back into the mayhem by the return of Oz begging for Jimmy's help in rescuing his wife from the Hungarian mob. The returning all-star cast includes box-office champ Bruce Willis, Emmy-nominated Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak ("Grumpier Old Men," "The Usual Suspects"), Natasha Henstridge ("Species I & II," "Ghosts of Mars") and Amanda Peet ("Something's Gotta Give," "Changing Lanes") in the continuing comedic saga of the mob hit man and the dentist next door.]]>
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The Good: two words: Kevin Pollack. He stole the show and was the highlight of the movie. His character is like a father to a gang of bumbling mobsters that are constantly bickering and can't keep their hands to themselves. His accent and tendency to mix up his idioms is hysterical.
Also Good: There are select scenes between Jimmy and Oz, and some with Jill (played by Amanda Peet) that bring back the feel of the movie where Oz is the befuddled dentist that can't believe he got caught up in this mess and Jimmy is the cool and collected hitman always one step ahead. Those scenes are both cool and funny.
The Bad: What was with the neurosis of Jimmy's character? The character from 'The Whole Nine Yards' was great and perfect for the part of hitman for that movie. In this movie, Jimmy is breaking down, and the thing is, you're not sure if it is for real or not. Plenty of the scenes could have been much better if Jimmy didn't come off as such a complete lunatic which required Willis to play him way too over the top. Also bad: the plot. It was a good idea. I liked the idea. The execution was bad with the plot twists coming at awkward times. The script probably could have been better.Read more ›
There isn't much about this film to enjoy. I was hoping it would be a lot funnier than it was, but I just didn't laugh at anything except Kevin Pollack's character who was hard to understand most of the time. I had no problem with the cast, I enjoyed all of their performances. Especially Kevin Pollack and Natasha Henstridge who really made the film at least somewhat watchable. If only Bruce Willis could have had more funny lines, or Matthew Perry been a little funnier, or if Amanda Peet...wait there's nothing wrong with her. Anyway, I can only recommend this to someone who likes the cast but not necessarily the story, otherwise, this movie gets a 5 out of 10 because they did try...to some degree.
We are all familair with the concept of "it's so bad it's good" when it comes to bad movies. You look at a movie and think, "Man, this is bad!" But you don't look away. In the end, you conclude that it was so bad it was good.
"The Whole Ten Yards" is like a train wreck... only without the train. It's like the Train company taking out a full page ad in the newspaper to tell everyone that there will be a train wreck at the railroad junction at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday. And you know how it is with train wrecks - they're bad but you just can't look away. Anyway, the people of our town get ready for the 5 PM train wreck. They get blankets and camp out and picnic waiting for the train wreck. They toss the football around and eat cheese and drink wine. Finally, 5:00 approaches and they get ready... and ready... and ready... and 5:00 passes and no train wreck. Minutes pass and people are waiting in postponed anticipation. A half hour passes and people start to get annoyed. An hour passes and people start to leave.... but not all of them. A few remain for 4 hours waiting for the promised train wreck but none occurs - the only thing wrecked was their Saturday afternoon expectations.
The plot was vacant and meandering. The characters (all the holdovers from "The Whole Nine Yards" plus Kevin Pollack playing "Lazlo Goglak" the father to the troublesome gangster in "The Whole Nine Yards" also played by Pollack) suffer immensely. In "The Whole Nine Yards" they were tightly written and well-developed. In this movie, they have become perverse and stunted. The characters and the actors who play them have no idea as to the character's motivation.Read more ›
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The same old same old story... trite... nothing new. Waste of time and money.Published 5 months ago by John and Louella