Two kidnappers (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey) help a woman (Jennifer Aniston) take revenge on her wealthy, real estate developer husband after he refuses to pay her ransom in this adaptation of the Elmore Leonard book, Switch. Daniel Schechter directs from his own adapted script. The story features two of the same characters from the book that Jackie Brown was based on.~Jeremy Wheeler
Audio commentary with director Daniel Schechter and actor Will Forte
This off beat crime drama/comedy is set in the 70's. The story follows some petty crooks on their get rich scheme. As the crime plot unfolds all is not as it seems with the criminals or the victims. The story is filled with twists and dry dark humor that some may find to down the middle but I enjoyed it as it was played. There is a subtlety in Jennifer Anniston's performance which suggest to me much more than the usual comedy queen antics. Tim Robbins is a delightful sleaze in his part as the "mark" and Bey and Hawkes are a good crime duo.
The packaging and blu-ray disc were good quality with a clear picture and sound. It is in 185:1 aspect ratio.
If you like Jennifer Aniston then you will enjoy this film. She gets kidnapped in an effort to extort money from her husband ... but he sees this a opportunity to run of with his sexy mistress (Isla Fisher).
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Good little old fashioned caper
The film has a kidnapping plot where the housewife is to be held for ransom. Trouble arises when her husband is actually wanting to file for divorce. The film
Is a lot of fun and well worth checking out.
I am a big fan of Elmore Leonard books turned to film, especially Get Shorty and Be Cool... great casts, great scripts... this one just lacked the comedic feel of the others. A good movie worth watching once, but lacks re-watch value. A few laughs, but all in all it seems everyone just missed their comedic timing, leading to an awkward movie.