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The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

Preceeded by: The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

Directed by:
Howard Deutch
Full Pakke 2
98 minutes
Produced by:
Allan Kaufman
Arnold Rifkin
Elie Samaha
David Willis
Written by:
George Gallo

Cast includes:

Jimmy Bruce Willis
Oz Matthew Perry
Jill Amanda Peet
Lazlo Kevin Pollak
Cynthia Natasha Henstridge



The biggest question is not why this movie was made, but why Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry wanted to do it. I'll take it as a sign that the two talented actors are having trouble getting interesting screenplays to their desks. It is no secret that second-rate director Howard Deutch is notoriously picking up sequels, and rarely good ones. Neither does he have the ability to make them into interesting motion pictures, but with this film it has to be said to his defence that the original material wasn't worth bragging about. The Whole Nine Yards was a rather dumb film, and the sequel follows in its footsteps.

Kevin Pollak gets my only thumb up in this movie. He is funny in a simple role, but that's about it. Most of all it is painful to see Bruce Willis and, particularly, Matthew Perry in this film. Willis can handle bad material pretty well, and doesn't make a complete idiot of himself, but I don't think I could pick out many actors who suffer more from bad material than Matthew Perry. He really needs to get some fresh ideas, because the once fantastic comedian (watch early seasons of Friends) is drying up. And Howard Deutch certainly isn't the man to come to for new ideas.

Copyright 16.12.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]