A Simple Plan
Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences.
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"Such a riveting film! This is basically Sam Raimi's version of FARGO, but much more serious (I may end up prefering this film to FARGO actually). Given that both Sam Raimi and the Coens were not only roomates in their early careers, but also helped each other out during that time period, it's easy to see why. It is a huge stylistic departure for Raimi himself, and yet it still works beautifully. I was particularly impressed by the usage of the snowy Minnesota setting to build a foreboding atmosphere and tension to the deceit and double-crossing that occurs in the story. Phenomenal writing and especially acting by a committed cast. Bill Paxton is easily the film's MVP (I am shocked he did not get an Oscar nomination for this) along with Billy Bob Thornton (well deserved nomination for him), as well as Bridget Fonda and Brent Briscoe. Great cinematography and score too. Highly recommended."
"It is the perfect slap-your-forehead, roll your eyes and yell at the characters movie. Roller coaster of hope. Good suspense without cheap violence. The violence is painfully realistic."
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