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Whole Nine Yards [DVD]

Bruce Willis , Matthew Perry , Serge Christianssens    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge
  • Directors: Serge Christianssens
  • Producers: Randy Edelman, David Willis
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Sep 2008
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BKM9KM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,249 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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From Amazon.co.uk

Have a little patience with The Whole Nine Yards, an agreeably convoluted caper, and in the end you'll find it a modestly entertaining yarn. But forbearance is necessary because, truthfully, the first half-hour of the movie promises a train wreck of epic proportions.

Matthew Perry stars as a mild-mannered Montreal dentist, married to a French-Canadian shrew (Rosanna Arquette), whose new next-door neighbour (Bruce Willis) just happens to be a notorious mob hit-man out on parole. The wife, catching the whiff of easy money and probably just hoping to put hubby in harms way, orders her hen pecked spouse to rat out the gunman to his former employers, who have many compelling reasons to want him dead. Needless to say, complications--and plenty of them--ensue.

Perry is serviceably harried as the beleaguered Everyman whom, as nice as everyone around him agrees that he is the person, just about everyone, wants to kill. Willis, much as he did in The Sixth Sense, gets better mileage out of not trying so hard; his irksome smirk is almost held in check. Amanda Peet has some funny scenes as a hit-man groupie—it's when her true role in the proceedings is revealed that the film finally kicks into comic gear. Michael Clarke Duncan is fine as yet another hit man to cross Perry's path; however, Arquette seems to be in a contest with Kevin Pollak (playing a mob boss) to see who can uncork both the most ludicrous accent and the most obvious performance. That kind of unevenness ensures that the pleasures that do exist within The Whole Nine Yards remain fairly minor. --David Kronke, Amazon.com

Product Description

When hitman Jimmy 'The Tulip' (Bruce Willis) hides out from the mob in a quiet Montreal suburb fate conspires to interwine his path with that of his dentist neighbour Oz Oseransky (Matthew Perry). Oz's wife Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) persuades Oz to travel to Chicago and reveal Jimmy's whereabouts to the mob, then in order to keep the anticipated reward money all for herself, takes out a contract on Oz's life. However, when Oz returns to Montreal he finds himself thrown together with Jimmy - they both have contracts on their lives and, in order to stay alive, have to work together.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funncy Farce 20 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is a great film. A laugh a minute that really fits the actors roles well. Bruce Willis, the stero-typical hard man, plays the hard but surprisingly friendly new neighbour to Matthew Perry of Friends fame.
Matthew plays the one role he knows well, slightly witless, funny american. Although his performance is very much like that of Three to Tango, you should find this very paletable.
My biggest complaint about this film is Matthew's screen wife's terrible French accent, but considering how painful your sides will be after laughing for an hour thirty you can put up with it.
A worthwell buy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WONDERFULLY FUNNY FILM... 1 Dec 2002
By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
When this movie first came out, I passed on it, mistakenly believing it to be a football film. Was I ever wrong! It is a terrific black comedy, with wonderful performances by Matthew Perry, the ever cool Bruce Willis, Michael Clarke Duncan, and a break out performance by Amanda Peet. Quite frankly, the movie is just plain hilarious, and a little gem of a film which one could happily see again and again, as I already have, and laugh each and every time.
Matthew Perry is wonderful as the hapless everyman, a dentist who finds himself living in Canada with his witchy and shrewish French-Canadian wife, played by Rosanna Arquette with a French accent that is over the top and ao bad as to be laughable. Decidedly no longer in love with her husband, she wants to have her husband bumped off for insurance money.
As luck would have it, a notorious Chicago based hit man, with a mob contract out on his own life, just happens to move in next door to the unhappily married duo. This hit man, cooly played to perfection by Bruce Willis, meets his neighbor, Matthew, who also happens to originate from Chicago. Bruce looks familiar to Matthew, who ultimately recognizes him for who he is. While initially unnerved by Bruce, they somehow hit it off.
Matthew, however, foolishly tells his wife that he believes the neighbor to be a hit man with a price on his head, and the games begin. She sends Matthew to Chicago to have him give up their neighbor, the hit man, for the contract money. Matthew goes, mainly to appease her, as he really has no intention of giving up his new found friend.
Meanwhile, no sooner does he leave, than she herself goes to the neighbor to give her husband up in hopes that he will get rid of her husband for her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Absolutly hilarious tale of a man who's just had a hit man move in next door!! After a series of hilarious happens with his wife trying to kill him and Jimmy "The Tulip" setting him up he ends up with every hit man trying after him! Matthew Perry at his finest. Bruce willis is the best actor comedy and action wise, after wathing so many comedies, this one will make you cry! I rented this baby out and I laughed every moment! Go buy it NOW. And buy it from Amazon for the best deals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 28 Mar 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video
the movie was great, and had a good balance of humour and suspense. It also came through quite well on the streaming service so id consider it a win-win
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2.0 out of 5 stars crime-comic? 15 Mar 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Noisy and meaningless, supposedly funny, but I didn't enjoy it. It is a movie genre that I simply do not enjoy, allbeit with many good actors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for every yard! 24 Jan 2014
By Cee Cee
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
1st part of a duology that sets the scene as well as giving you a great ride. One of Bruce Willis' best roles 'Yimmy the Tulip Tudeski' I have to say. Worth buying and watching and find Whole 10 Yards too. I pray for a 3rd :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Entertainment 20 Dec 2013
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Bruce Willis leads an excellent cast in this funny US comedy about a hapless, long wife suffering Dentist who stumbles into the World of gangsters & hit-men. There's a great treat in the film for us guys ...... but say no more! Worth buying it just for that!
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok 10 Dec 2013
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Good film very funny easy to understand. Good story. a good film for all the family. Did not get board watching this film.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Whole Nine Yards To your FUNNY BONE.
I love this film and it is most definately Mathew Perrys funniest hour and a half.Hes a dentist who lives with the wife and mother in law from hell. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Malcolm McDonald
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible film
Would not suggest anyone watched this film - I don't see the point in it, there isn't really a story line and I didn't follow it at all.
Published 12 months ago by Becci
5.0 out of 5 stars Gangster comedy
Bruce willis and Matthew perry do a great performance in this move,Matthew plays a scared neibour and Bruce willis is a bad gangster loved this film well worth a watch
Published 12 months ago by Melissa Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in
This movie is not a laugh a minute. But it is without a doubt a giggle a minute with a few fall down laughs. It is cute and funny and somehow makes hitmen lovable. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lord Anon
4.0 out of 5 stars Harmless fun!
It's not the greatest film ever, it won't win awards, it's not that original! But you know what, it flipping well made me laugh... And out loud at times! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Duncan B
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality for the price.
An old DVD I know - replacing my VHF videos, so didn't want to pay a great deal for them.
Very good price.
Published 17 months ago by JIH Goodwill
3.0 out of 5 stars Not funny but Bruce Willis is good.
The script writer hasn't done a very good job with this film. The characters are good in their acting. There aren't many funny lines at all. Read more
Published on 7 July 2012 by Marianna
3.0 out of 5 stars nothing spectacular, but entertaining!
Uneven but amusing, this farce follows the mob comedy format quite successfully, and I think, if memory serves, it was the first modest box-office hit for manic television star,... Read more
Published on 3 April 2012 by bizmandan
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