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A slow-burn film that felt a little bit like FARGO to me, A SIMPLE PLAN tells the story of a prosperous man, his uneducated but good-hearted brother, and his brother's dim-witted loud-mouth friend who fall upon a bag of cash amidst a plane crash in the snowy Minnesota woods. Each with their own reasons for wanting the money (a pregnant wife, personal finance troubles, unemployment, etc.), they decide to keep the cash but not use it until news of the plane crash blows over for fear of getting caught. Greed is a powerful thing, though, and gets the better of the three (well, four, if you count the one brother's pregnant wife), leading to catastrophic deeds and irreversible consequences. A SIMPLE PLAN has an ambling pace, but a strong message that screams at the audience its message, loud and clear. You have to earn it to appreciate it; otherwise, it's just not worth it. I myself had very high expectations for the film, so I wasn't nearly as blown away as I needed to be to hit that oh-so-high bar. Still, for those who like dramas or thrillers with a slower pace, then I would recommend A SIMPLE PLAN.
Kept my interest, good actors
This is a 1998 American neo-noir crime thriller directed by Sam Raimi, based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Scott B. Smith.
Although the screenplay seems far from the reality, it is a disgustingly and entertainingly well organized crime story.
The underlining theme is greed, which drives three men and their relatives crazy.
I'd say, it is acctually a quite complicated story with a simple, God-smiling and you-laughing ending.
Superb are the performances of all the actors.
Money is EVIL when it is not yours.
Very good movie.
Extreme story that makes you consider the corruptibility of ordinary people when faced with unearned good fortune.
Rate this move very good .. 9/10
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