John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton lead an all-star cast in this hilarious and unpredictable thriller . When lawyer Charlie (Cusack) and his partner Vic (Thornton) steal from a mob boss, they think they've pulled off the perfect crime. But when they race through a night filled with mayhem, lust and lethal surprises, they realize that the biggest risk they'll take will be trusting each other. From the director of Analyze This and Groundhog Day, The Ice Harvest cracks with outrageous laughs and slippery twists that will keep you guessing until the very end!
John Cusack's character, Charlie, and his partner Vic, played by Billy Bob Thornton, open the film by stealing over $2 million from their boss, who happens to be in the mob. An interesting idea but it is a bit slow to get going. The best thing about the film is Oliver Platt playing Cusack's best friend who had an affair with his wife and then married her, only to discover she is as cold with him as she was with Cusack. Platt's drunken antics are fairly amusing. There are a few plot twists and turns, but I wasn't exactly gripped!