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A travel agent in deep debt attempts to swindle a by-the-books insurance agent by claiming the corpse of a gangland hit as his long-missing brother in director Mark Mylod's dark crime comedy. Paul Barnell (Robin Williams) is in trouble. Saddled with a cantankerous wife (Holly Hunter) and unable to convince ambitious insurance company agent Ted (Giovanni Ribisi) to pay off the one-million-dollar claim on his brother, who has been missing for five years, Paul's debts are mounting as fast as his life is crumbling. When Paul discovers the corpse of a nameless man who ended up on the wrong side of the mob, desperation drives him to stage a grizzly death scene and make it look as if his brother has suffered a horrible fate. Though the local police force is easily taken by Paul's elaborate ruse, it's going to take a little more convincing before Ted is willing to sign off on the hefty insurance payment.~Jason Buchanan
Behind the scenes featurette
Black Comedy,Crime Comedy
The Big White
Canada,New Zealand,United States
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1), stereo
Robin Williams is great to watch. Almost bankrupt, he comes up with charming and quirky scheme. Must see!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A funny look at death
"the big white" is a movie that really makes you laugh at death. There are some gross points throughout the movie but Giovani Ribisi and Robin Williams really make this movie worth seeing. Robin Williams plays a broke travel agent that is trying to help his wife and thinking his brother is dead tries to claim a life insurance policy on him. Giovani Ribisi plays the insurance investigator trying to prove he is not dead. A lot of things mesh together to make this a fun and funny movie. The only problem I had with the movie was that I kept on thinking that this seems a bit to much like "Fargo". Either way, this is deffinetly a movie to watch.