Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry were just the most perfect choices, they were like ying and yang. The adorable Amanda Peet was really good too as the hit-woman wannabe. Though his henchman gets to play both sides of the war zone, his role is pittance and adds little to stir up the proceedings. A resident of Canada, Oz Osercansky Matthew Perry is a dentist who is living with a wife Rosanna Arquette who he hates and she hates him, but they don't get a divorce for money reasons. Oz is having some people wanting to know what Jimmy is up to and making sure he is staying hidden, including his friend Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa Michael Clarke Duncan , and he also finds out that Sophie has hired a hit-man to kill him. He is afraid of him and did not trust him. Rosanna Arquette's French accent is even worse than mine, even though it's supposedly her character's first language.
The various twists in the plot are fun and the ending is very satisfying. Also starring Species' Natasha Henstridge as Cynthia Tudeski, Amanda Peet as Jill St. Innovative and fresh, I found this film to be more creative than most of what's currently out in the theatres. The cast is first rate. Kevin Pollack and Rosanna Arquette are so over-the-top that their performances must be seen to be believed. But Peet didn't just steal her scenes, she walked away with the whole movie.
And that's one of the aspects of the film that is so interesting-- because you know who and what Jimmy is, you never really know which way things are going to turn. Ironically, she is not one of the people who has a contract out on her, though God knows she's annoying enough for one. Surprising and very funny, with a perfect part for Willis who finds just the right tone for a gangster with heart. Amanda Peet is very funny as a wanna-be hitwoman and a fan of the real killers, and Michael Clarke Duncan is also very funny. The Whole Nine Yards Screenshots. He's on the run from his boss in Chicago and has a ransom on his head.
The pace is good, and Lynn develops the characters enough to let you know exactly who they are and what they are all about. By now Bruce Willis has a patent on the cool, smirking, know-it-all tough guy and he barely lifts a finger here to do anything effortful. Other than that, I really didn't know what to expect. She also pleasantly displays her other talents in a nude scene. Matthew Perry's love scenes with Natasha Henstridge are so ridiculously unrealistic, even the non-cynical will yawn.
Amanda Peet is a great actress and is really funny in tons of her films. It seems there's a price on Jimmy's head; one Janni Gogolack Kevin Pollak would like to take his revenge on the guy who's responsible for his father going away for a long, long time. Now, in order to pick them up, Jimmy has to die. Bruce Willis is good as the loveable murderer. Her talent for comedy is suspect here and highly questionable too is her attempt at a foreign accent ditto Pollak. Short of a first down, it never gets close to scoring a touchdown. Typical of a comedy that leans to the dark side, nothing in this story is cut and dried.
Alright, I will be honest, I dozed off and lost track of what was happening, but I don't think it matters too much anyway, I found it confusing anyway. I would say this movie is worth watching if one simply wants a light comedy with a happy ending. Is there truly some comedic magic which I failed to recognize in this picture? In fact, it barely has enough kick for a field goal. Just because this is a comedy doesn't mean you can tell where it's going. Willis is perfect as Jimmy The Tulip, giving a rather reserved, subtle performance that puts Jimmy's guarded but confident manner into perspective. The supporting cast includes Michael Clarke Duncan Frankie Figs , Natasha Henstridge Cynthia , Amanda Peet Jill St. I don't exactly believe he would be interested in tomatoes, but that doesn't make the punchline of that scenario any less funny.
And the director seemed to have an obsession with pointing out Montreal landmarks, even if they had nothing to do with the plot. For the most part, though, the film's main jazz theme represents the Chicago hit man, and works well in the film. When he realizes who his neighbor is about to be, his first instinct is to run, but Sophie has other ideas. That's pretty much the best way to sum up The Whole Nine Yards, but trust me when I say that this is such a fun movie. The usually interesting and offbeat Rosanna Arquette is jarringly ineffective and annoying as all get out as Perry's nasty, ungrateful Gallic spouse anticipating the joys of widowhood. The dentist's unloving wife, Sophie deliciously played by Rosanna Arquette , is secretly trying to have her husband killed for his life insurance.
And the only way out, it seems, is down. Natasha Henstridge starts off promisingly as a femme fatale type, but her character quickly turns to jelly and peters out by film's end. The collection of actors in this movie are superb. So Sophie squeezes Oz into a corner until he agrees to go to Chicago and meet with Janni to put the finger on Jimmy. While it allows for plenty of laughs, it also gives him an air of menace, which adds another layer to the humor. Well executed, well filmed for a comedy I guess it's one of those rare comedies that makes itself worthy of the money you pay to see it in the theaters. Matthew Perry does a great comedic job as usual.
Also, there are no annoyingly repetitive jokes. Matthew Perry was playing his usual goofy character, as a result of total lack of any acting ability whatsoever. She has already hired a hitman, the secretary at his office, Jill Amanda Peet , but she got to liking Oz and ended up permanently working for him. Oz Oseransky is a mild-mannered affable dentist whose life is in flux when his trampy French accented wife Sophie Arquette in full blown voluptuosness decides she wants to end their marriage. What makes this movie so effective is the array of perfectly cast characters. Of course its not funny in real life that people get killed.
It's very funny It's enjoyable It's a pleasure to watch, alone or even better with friends You're gonna be in for a real treat. I thought that was a good joke too. Willis is perfect as Jimmy The Tulip, giving a rather reserved, subtle performance that puts Jimmy's guarded but confident manner into perspective. Everything happens after the next to the house of the hero settled hitman Jimmy Tadeski nicknamed Jimmy Tulip, the idol of his assistant by the name of Jill. Compare this comedy caper to other so-called parodies released within the past year and you will see why it is such an achievement when a comedy comes around that actually fits the definition of a comedy. To be sure, the film does not leave out the trademark of the noir genre: the twisty plot. So the verdict is in, quality still doesn't have one bit to do with the success of movies in the United States.