The Cooler

When someone is doing well in a Vegas casino, the cooler is sent out to kill the winning streak. William H. Macy is the loser who has no luck in his entire life until he meets a cocktail waitress that actually falls for him.

William H. Macy is the cooler. I think most coolers probably have tricks to help kill the luck. It sounds old school and stuff. His character doesn’t have any tricks. His luck is so bad that just standing next to someone, their good streak turns to bad super fast.

The first 2/3 of the movie is mildly amusing and almost boring. I was wondering if it was going anywhere. There were some cute scenes and things to that were fun to watch, but not completely entertaining on a whole. The last part of the movie improved greatly and was interesting.

There was much nakedness going on in this movie, but a lot of it was Macy and I don’t think anyone wants to see that. It also had Maria Bello naked so I guess that could make up for it for the guys. Alec Baldwin was super sleazy old school owner of the casino that Macy worked for and they were also old friends. He did a good job at being sleazy. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, but didn’t win the Oscar.

This would make a good cable movie or possibly Netflix.

Grade: B-


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