Tuesday, 28 March 2017 »  Login
in
»
Movies » The Whole Nine Yards Movie Review
I am at

The Whole Nine Yards Review

The Whole Nine Yards
Feroz Hassan / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
7.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
There is something about the depraved and the deranged that usually has us in splits. Call it cruelty, insensitivity or what you will; it is nothing but our way of assuring ourselves of our sanity and morality. And getting away with depravity is what's been the cornerstone of comedy in the last decade, but the physical element and the buffoonery have prevented it from appearing as dark as it otherwise would. The Whole Nine Yards firmly belongs to this kind.

Nicolas Ozeransky (Matthew Perry) is a dentist in Montreal whose only legacy is his father-in-law's debt. No wonder he and Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) make a sick couple (sick of each other, that is), each wishing that other dead, though only one of them really does something about it, and there's no prizes for guessing who it is. Nicolas is too timid to do anything, and to make his days worse, Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski, a contract killer, moves in next door. There is a prize on Jimmy's head, offered by the gang whose leader, Gogolack, he turned in. Sophie intimidates Nicolas into going to Chicago to claim it, and then warns Jimmy about it.

Nicolas does the unimaginable - he gets laid by Jimmy's wife, Cynthia (Natasha), and falls in love with her. He comes back to Montreal with another hit man, Frankie (Duncan), who's going to get Jimmy. It's just that he happens to be on Jimmy's side. With his misery at a peak, Nicolas finds out that his assistant, Jill (Peet), is also a killer hired by his wife to bump him but couldn't do the job for sentimental reasons. Nevertheless, she is given another break by Jimmy who has plans to take down Gogolack's brother and Cynthia, when they come down to Montreal. What ensues is more confusion with Nicolas trying to salvage his hard-found love, and Sophie having another shot at killing her hubby.

It's just so many people out get some one or the other, and just poor Nicolas trying to save everyone, including himself. Quite a fare, complimented by some terrific performances by the cast. It is a fun cast we have here, with just Bruce Willis playing the cool guy and everyone else bursting with vigor.

Matthew Perry does the slapstick pretty well, and the best part is that he looks really pathetic (as a man under his circumstances would) unlike the buffoon that Jim Carrey makes of himself. But he may just have to stick to it for the rest of his acting career, for reasons other than typecasting.

Amanda Peet is totally unrecognizable in the second half, as the professional who has found her God. The difference is that we have a lot more teeth on display, and a lot less clothes, too. The rest just fit into their roles, but Rosanna Arquette is the jarring one as the frumpy wife.

An out-and-out fun ride.
Share. Save. Connect.
  EMAIL
  PRINT
  SAVE
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS SNAPSHOT
The Whole Nine Yards (english) reviews
USER RATING
0.0
0 USERS
RATE
Rating is quick and easy - try it!
  • Cast
    Bruce Willis, Michael Clarke, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge
  • Director
    Jonathan Lynn
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS USER REVIEWS
Be the first to comment on The Whole Nine Yards! Just use the simple form below.
LEAVE A COMMENT
fullhyd.com has 700,000+ monthly visits. Tell Hyderabad what you feel about The Whole Nine Yards!
Rate Movie
[no link to your name will appear, overriding global settings]
To preserve integrity, fullhyd.com allows ratings/comments only with a valid email. Your comments will be accepted once you give your email, and will be deleted if the email is not authenticated within 24 hours.
My name:

Dissatisfied with the results? Report a problem or error, or add a listing.
ADVERTISEMENT
SHOUTBOX!
ADVERTISEMENT
This page was tagged for
The Whole Nine Yards english movie
The Whole Nine Yards reviews
release date
Bruce Willis, Michael Clarke
theatres list
Follow fullhyd.com on
© Copyright 1999-2009 LRR Technologies (Hyderabad), Pvt Ltd. All rights reserved. fullhyd, fullhyderabad, Welcome To The Neighbourhood are trademarks of LRR Technologies (Hyderabad) Pvt Ltd. The textual, graphic, audio and audiovisual material in this site is protected by copyright law. You may not copy, distribute, or use this material except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. Any trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. More on Hyderabad, India. Jobs in Hyderabad.