Ice Harvest

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Focus Features presents a film directed by Harold Ramis. Written by Richard Russo and Robert Benton. Based on the novel by Scott Phillips. Running time: 88 minutes. Rated R (for violence, language and sexuality/ nudity).

 

This movie finds itself in the unique home in which the Coen Classic Fargo resides. It’s funny, it’s dark, violent and unrepented. It’s all these wonderful things that people no longer feel guilty for enjoying so why I ask does Blockbuster Video only order 4 copies for rental. That’s right 4. Not 40 or fuck even 14. Four copies for the 5000 active customers that come into my store once a week and all of them, minus 4, are asking me to look in my magical drop box for a copy, which I assure them would take an act of God, to be available.

 

It doesn’t help matters either when I say to the customer, who didn’t get what they wanted, that “it’s a really good movie too, it’s too bad it isn’t here.” They love hearin’ that shit.

 

This movie was directed by Harold Ramis, whom most of you know as the nerdy Ghostbuster Egon Spengler. But believe it or not he is also responsible for writing the original Caddyshack, Animal House and directing such classics as Groudhog Day, Vacation and Analyze This.

 

I recommend you see this film, but I also recommend a couple thousand “Hail Marys” before going to Blockbuster to find one.

 

Ps.

 

I haven’t even mentioned that this movie also gives you the roles you want to see each of its stars in. Billy Bob as the foul mouth bad man, Connie Neilson as the beautifully 1940s femme fatale, Oliver Platt as the happy drunk and John Cusack as the slightly sad yet sympathetic guy who just wants to get outta town.

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~ by fumikaelson on May 17, 2006.

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