Saturday, June 02, 2012

Thin Ice REVIEW


GREG KINNEAR AND ALAN ARKIN ARE ON

THIN ICE


The 411 by Maria:  

Well, lets see. I like Alan Arkin and Lea Thompson. Greg Kinnear is OK too but well...I wasn't really sure what was going on in the beginning. The movie is extremely slow to build. Greg plays Mickey an insurance salesman who works with his now separated wife played by Lea Thompson. When Mickey finds a lonely farmer played by Arkin who has a violin worth $25,000 he figures his luck is about to change. Arkin is just happy to have a visitor. Mickey has a plan to get the violin and ends up in the middle of a mess with Bill Crudup's character. The rest of movie is being compared to Fargo which a lot of my friends really loved. I didn't!

While the storyline is extremely slow, the acting is pretty good.  Kinnear does a great job of playing a nervous, sad sack whose life is out of control. While listed as a comedy, I didn't see it. The only thing helping this movie was the acting! Kudos to Arkin, Kinnear and even Crudup.





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