3 very good actors & performances (Macy, Bello & Baldwin) lift this basically B-grade, corny & unbelievable plotline to a 3 star rating for me.
Pretty corny and unbelievable!
Can't fully rate this as the DVD was problematic. Missed some bits at the beginning and then film jammed with 5 minutes to go. Not HAPPY, Jan.
A nice love story. The rest is best described - as the actors and director do in the bonus features - as a fairy tale noir. Somewhere near the ending it stops making any sense at all. As for the interviews in the bonus material, the (unseen) interviewer is unbelievably incompetent.
excellent story with 2 great actors, a bit hard to get past the beautiful girl though.
an excellent movie that go no attention
Macy is outstanding and the story keeps you entertained well worth watching
A very nice easy going film with some brief moments of sex and violence. Pity about the ending!
OK film, good performances. The extras gave a good insight into the filming of a scene.
Oh really! I have to say this is the movie I watched for the least amount of time ever. I even sat through 'Police Academy 6' when it was released, and even survived 'Unbreakable' even though I christened that movie "unwatchable."
Other than the opening scenes of Vegas, the opening character scene, where every single person starts losing as soon as William H Macy's character ventures into their vicinity was a complete sham and had me instantly turned off.
There's probably some arthouse metaphor for the way in which the character transfers his emotions to his surrounding reality -- for me, it's not worth the bother.
Given the other reviews, there is obviously a lot of people who love the movie -- maybe my perception is why I rarely believe what the critics say! Just goes to show we all have different opinions.
Brilliant movie. William H Macy and Aec Baldwin are marvellous. The movie is touching funny and changes direction so that everything that happens is unexpected
Superbly directed drama ,set in a Las Vegas casino , involving a grambling "looser " who experiences a turn around in his life after meeting a soul mate.
The character portrayals - the egotistical manager, the obnoxious son, the cynical bar maid - were great and elevated this movie to the starry heights.
Entertaining. Bill Macy gives credibility to a pretty unlikely character
Great film, superb performances. A character driven story indispersed with scenes of graphic sex and extreme violence, and themes of luck and love. Well worth a watch.
As usual William H. Macy is superb - he plays the part of a loser who gets lucky!
Alec Baldwin plays the casino boss who keeps Macy on a tight reign over a gambling debt. The film is also very much a love story between Macy & Maria Bello, a drink waitress at the casino who has been employed by Baldwin to keep Macy at the casino doing what he does best - ruin everyone's luck!
Great movie, better than expected. Worth the watch