Small Time Crooks

January 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Small Time Crooks

NUTSHELL:  Erstwhile bank robber and his social-climbing wife accidentally create a cookie empire.

GOOD THINGS:  Elaine May, Michael Rappaport, vocabulary jokes

BAD THINGS:  Tracey Ullman in strangely colored hot pants throughout

FEATURES:  Leopard print furniture, interpretive dance, chamber music, character named Chi Chi.

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Hugh Grant being unlikable.

NOTABLE:  Woody Allen being believable and likeable.  Jon Lovitz present, yet not annoying.

BEST PART:  Broken water main scene.

BEST LINE:  She must have been scared by a leopard once.

CROWNS:  4 out of 5


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