He will alter the cop's teeth to exactly match Jimmy's. When they arrive at Oz's house, Oz gets a chance to warn Cynthia, while she warns him that Janni will kill him after killing Jimmy. But Perry appropriately plays the Oz character straight and believable, somewhat like the straight man in a comic duo. It's not going to make you ponder the universe or the state of the world today, but it's going to give you a couple of hours of laughs and some residual chuckles. Some of what happens is inevitable, though not necessarily predictable, and certain aspects will keep you guessing right up to the end. It did not live up to my expectations it soared past them.
I would say this movie is worth watching if one simply wants a light comedy with a happy ending. Bruce Willis is actually very funny as a mobster. The movie did go wrong in a couple of places. I liked The Whole nine yards because it's one of those comedies that you may not see that much of. Oz returns to work and tells Jill about the events in Chicago. But this comedy starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry is very well done and had me laughing about it even when it was over.
A Comedy This is not a epic movie or a Oscar nominee, it is a pure entertaining movie. Oz attributes the softness to Jimmy falling in love. The performances are tame, the story is easy to lose track of and far fetched if you do get it, I just found it a very disappointing black comedy. Mixing these two genres would seem impossible because more often than not, one would dilute the other. There are no over-the-top visual effects, and that's a good thing. Because of this, the third act suffers from a mild case of the hiccups when the initial conflict is completely resolved, only for the writers to build for yet another climax.
In the end, most of them wind up dead, somehow or another. He can't divorce her because her father embezzled from the dental practice, and it would leave him with nothing but debt. And though he has top billing as an infamous contract killer on the lam, he pretty much passes the ball to Matthew Perry, in typical sheepish form, as an innocent dentist by trade who, goaded by a greedy, acrimonious wife, gets caught up in new neighbor Willis' murder-for-hire imbroglio. Jill tells Jimmy that he's her hero and the reason she wants to be a contract killer. It's a typecast role, but Willis plays him with a slight tongue-in-cheek.
It's the magic of the movies. Oz meets Jimmy's wife Yanni's captive , flips for her, and the double-crosses mount. Now I'll weigh these against the positives: um, well I honestly can't come up with any. As Jimmy and Jill discuss the upcoming ambush, Oz gets angry and says that he won't stand by and let them kill Cynthia. So he is not actually cutting the grass, just pushing the lawn mower around. The investigators think that Janni and Jimmy are both dead. My plot description sounds quite bad, but the movie is very good and funny.
What I really liked is that the humor of the movie is not over-the-top exaggeration humor like The Farrelly Brothers. Which, when you think about it, is not such a bad deal. On the boat, Jimmy confirms that the money has been transferred. Amanda Peet is a great actress and is really funny in tons of her films. If you liked movies such as The Big Hit, this is very similar.
The Whole nine yards is a hilarious and genius film that I will never forget. Amanda Peet's idea of comedy is to use a lot of overt facial gestures, mugging shamelessly throughout. In Canada, Frankie and Oz meet Jimmy, who reveals he and Frankie are planning to kill Janni and Cynthia. I didn't quite think this was as good as My Cousin Vinney, but it was still a genius comedy. Matthew Perry does a great comedic job as usual.
Underneath it all, this guy is really rather cold-blooded he has to be, given his choice of employment , but his relationship with Oz gives it some warmth, at least externally. Short of a first down, it never gets close to scoring a touchdown. The jokes are hysterical the first time, but each time you watch it again, they become predicted and give at most an internal chuckle. Willis does not do a 'goombah, fuggetaboutit' attitude or accent, thankfully, even though his character has an Italian surname, and does not mug for the audience at all. There's not a lot of depth, but it's not necessary; the actors have each made their respective characters unique to a point that puts them beyond stereotype, and it works perfectly for this film and the story. Alright, I will be honest, I dozed off and lost track of what was happening, but I don't think it matters too much anyway, I found it confusing anyway. Willis continues to perform at his standard serio-comic excellence, and the rest of the cast play their parts a little tongue in cheek.
The collection of actors in this movie are superb. Who has a French Canadian accent going on. But Lynn manages to walk the line between the two opposite genres and play them both equally well. Amanda Peet is very funny as a wanna-be hitwoman and a fan of the real killers, and Michael Clarke Duncan is also very funny. All this is done with an unknown director at last for me so this is finally a very good surprise! The comical atmosphere makes up for the few holes in the writing; the story moves along smoothly.