The Whole Nine Yards
In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in.
A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a couple of his new neighbors figure out his true identity and come knocking to see if he'd be up for one more hit, suburban style.
The Whole Nine Yards should have been a far better than what we got. The ingredients were here, but the script lacked to really make it a worthwhile comedy. Some part were funny, but most of the time, the film failed to really take off and be something memorable for film fans. The material was quite interesting, but it should have been reworked to really make it a standout film. I really wanted to enjoy this, but I was disappointed with the result we got. Some parts are funny, but most of the time, the gags falls flat, and halfway through the film, everything just falls apart. I had heard some good things about this one, but overall it fails…
One of the movies I should have watched earlier.
Oz: Damn it, Jimmy. What the hell did you have to go and move in next door to me?
Jimmy: Oz, do you know what kind of soil they have in this back yard? I've been here two days and I've got little tomato plants...
Oz: Oh my God.
The dead guy from Sixth Sense moves in next to Chandler, I thought this would be defaecation but it must have been funny at least, as I gave it 3.5 stars - seems a bit high really...
[Seen in 2000, not sure when, neglected to date stamp back then]
With some jokes you'd rather die than laugh at, some pandering from Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis that could pass for "buddy comedy", this is essentially a bad film that winds up being just charming enough not to completely suck.
I really enjoy this movie every time i see it! Great cast and a decent story.
Matthew Perry's performance and a nude Amanda Peet are reason enough to give this movie a four
Bruce Willis in his beloved slightly-bemused-contempt mode, in a 'wacky' hitman comedy that earns his disdain.
"It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive."