Big Bounce, The
Source: Catholic News Service
Insipid caper comedy about a petty thief (Owen Wilson) who is lured by a well-connected judge (Morgan Freeman) and a sultry island seductress (Sara Foster) into robbing a wealthy Hawaiian real estate developer, but his payday turns sour when the scam leads to double-crossings and murder. The film is based on a pulp crime novel by Elmore Leonard and directed by George Armitage; pretty scenery is about all this black comedy has going for it, thanks to a script shakier than a hula-dancer's hips, flat-line performances that not even Leonard's sharp dialogue can resuscitate and a disconcerting assertion that crime not only pays, but pays quite well. A few sexual encounters with partial nudity, a casual attitude toward murder and larceny, an implied homosexual situation, recurring violence, some crude humor and language, as well as racial slurs. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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