The Ice Harvest

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On the outside, this movie should be good. John Cusack is awesome, Billy Bob Thornton is under-rated, and Harold Ramis has made some really excellent movies. This is not one of them. The story is pretty vague and hard to follow.

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Cusack is a loser mob lawyer, hanging out in strip clubs in Witchita Falls KS. Something happens where him and Billy Bob Thornton steal money from his boss on Christmas Eve, then instead of leaving town, they hang around for a while because of bad weather. John Cusack fawns over some not very hot female strip club owner, Billy Bob Thornton can’t swim, Oliver Platt is drunk, Randy Quaid inexplicably shows up, and there’s some double cross. It really is that random.

The movie tries to be sleazy and quirky but it’s just not very well executed. Learn from my mistakes, don’t see it. I give it 2 stars.

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