Source: Catholic News Service
Uneven black comedy set in a sleepy Mississippi town about a charlatan professor (Tom Hanks) and his bumbling gang of accomplices (Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma and Ryan Hurst) who plan a heist on a Mississippi riverboat casino, using the basement of a God-fearin' granny as their base of operations, until she uncovers their plot and they decide to knock her off. Based on the droll 1955 British screen gem of the same name, the film, while bearing writers-directors Joel and Ethan Coen's unmistakable stamp of off-kilter humor, does not rank among their best work and, despite beautiful filming, its obscenity-laced script and dark theme may have some viewers singing the blues. Some violence, a comedic treatment of larceny, as well as much rough and crude language and humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.
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