The Big White

The Big White

DVD - 2006
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A quirky, black comedy about Paul Barnell, a nearly bankrupt Alaskan travel agent whose wife, Margaret, is on the brink of insanity. When he finds a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office, Paul thinks this is answer to his financial problems. He tries to pass the body off as his long-lost brother to collect on the insurance money. Not only does he have to worry about an unrelenting investigator and two aspiring hit men are also after him, his supposedly dead brother returns.
Publisher: [United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2006.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Monolith
Aug 06, 2015

I stumbled on this overlooked "Fargo-esque" black comedy, and it really wasn't that bad. Woody Harrelson is always perfect as the scumbag character, and that's the case here. Holly Hunter's character has Tourette's syndrome, which gives the writers open season for outrageous gutter-mouthed outbursts, and forgive me those who have it, she did crack me up. I still can't help thinking about Robin Williams' unfortunate choice to exit the way he did, and wonder about his mindset whenever I see him...

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