When three employees (Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, Paulo Costanzo) plan to rob the bank they work at on the same weekend it quickly emerges that none of them knows about the others. Meanwhile, a local clothing store employee (Rachael Leigh Cook) has plans for revenge against a local millionaire (John Cleese).
For me the best scene is while the opening credits are still rolling. It is a joke of brilliance. 5 stars on its own but the rest of the film does not live up to it. Get the film just for the first 5 minutes then eject.
Pretty average comedy
- Scorched review by Rubber Ducky
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Set in small town USA, this is the story of a bunch of people who happen to work in, or be involved with, the local bank. The manager is a bit of a gormless idiot who treats his employees badly and thinks he can get away with it. Unbeknown to him, some of his employees are planning to (individually) rob the bank, whilst others just make the most of opportunities which come their way. Will they get away with it or not? It was a good premise but the reality was a tad mediocre. There are a few funny slapstick moments, although I found some of the animal 'violence' rather offensive. No one's performance is really very good, although I suppose Woody Harrelson was the best of the bunch. Shame to see John Cleese wasted in his part. The whole thing could have been so much better, but it would need some script re-working. Overall, OK if you have nothing else to watch.