Monday, July 20, 2009

The Big Bounce - Febuary 2004

Not Recommended

Baseball has the minor leagues. Where do movies get sent when they need more practice? I don’t know, but that’s where "The Big Bounce" needs to go.

The usually reliable Owen Wilson plays a film noir anti-hero - almost - getting involved in a not-quite nefarious plot and meets a bunch of uninteresting schemers and scammers. We’ve seen plenty of movies in recent memory with plot twists and surprising bad-guy reveals, but "The Big Bounce" isn’t in the same league with any of them, hence my minor league metaphor. Rent "Wild Things" or "Body Heat" again to see what this movie wasn’t.

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