A SIMPLE PLAN (VIdeo 1999 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

A Simple Plan—good concept that seems to fail at the script level. The acting quality is not consistent. Billy Bob Thornton seems miscast and weak as character Jacob Mitchell. The script is, for lack of better words, not ‘likeable’. The movie has a certain creepiness that make it hard to watch. It’s easy to understand why this film performed under budget at the box office.

Storyline

Three men find 4.4 million dollars and quickly fall into evil action.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Raimi for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Mark Gordon and Mark Levinsohn for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Hank (Bill Paxton), Sarah (Bridget Fonda), Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton), Lou (Brent Briscoe), Tom Butler (Jack Walsh), Carl (Chelcie Ross), Nancy Chambers (Becky Ann Baker), Baxter (Gary Cole), FBI Agent Renkins (Bob Davis), FBI Agent Freemont (Peter Syvertsen), Dwight Stephanson (Tom Carey), Mr. Schmitt (John Paxton), News Reporter (Marie Mathay), and Anchorman (Paul Magers).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s a good concept about misguided thinking when finding something of value and allowing greed to overpower the right inclination; but, the film seems to fail in likeableness.

Ben Meyers

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