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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? - (John Gielgud) AGATHA CHRISTIE - DVD Region 2 (IMPORT)

Nicolas Cage , Holly Hunter , Joel Coen , Ethan Coen    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe
  • Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Format: Import, PAL, DVD-Video
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Polish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Imperial
  • Run Time: 94.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009XIA5S2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269,764 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio. When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than th...

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, just very very funny. 12 May 2003
If, like me, you hate all that 'over the top' american humour that seems to be rammed down our throat's by 'this years stand up comedian turned actor' then you'll love this 'over the top' american comedy. Yes it's farcical at times and yes it's in an 'over the top' style but it's totally balanced by the fact that this film contains so much fantastic humour. Hunter and Cage act their socks off as a comedy/tragic couple rather in the way Hoskins did in Roger Rabbit, The Coen brothers - what were they on when they wrote this - yet it's all done with such precission and timing, then add to that the manic camera work of Sonnenfeld and the totally manic sondtrack of Burwell, plus John Goodman at his mean best and you get the feeling that everything must have just slotted into place nicely on set, which probably belies the real amount of effort that must have gone into making this film.
So take next years 'stand up comedian turned actor' and sit him down to watch this before he even thinks of wasting our valuable time. This sends canned laughter back to where it belongs - the can.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sly & subversive fun 27 May 2000
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This is one of the great overlooked comedies of all time. It features Nicholas Cage, John Gooden and Holly Hunter in roles that will be a surprise to you based on other work they've done. Nicholas Cage in particular is great fun as a loopy crook who is attempting to set his life straight when his wife (Holly Hunter) decides they need to kidnap a baby; John Gooden is Cage's ex-con buddy. But instead of following this formula through predictable, Hollywood paces, the Coen brothers send it over-the-top. You can't help but laugh at the plot, the actors, and the movie makers themselves for putting this concoction together. Buy it, watch it, make your friends watch it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ..."NO ....JUST CIRCULAR..." 26 Mar 2007
This was a firm favourite of mine as a teenager, due mainly to the plethora of brilliantly quotable lines (teenagers,eh?) But it is still just as original, funny, strange and clever as it ever was, with a great cast of actors, the role of a lifetime for Nicolas Cage, which i'm sure helped him break out and be considered a very versatile actor, and of course the ever fantastic Holly Hunter, plus some wonderful supporting players. The Cohen brothers may of gone on and honed their craft as film makers,but they have never beaten Raising Arizona for laughs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Repeat offender Herbert finds romance in an unlikely place, and after several meetings at the police station he proposes to police officer Edwina. It's a white-trash fairytale - until they realise they are unable to have children together. When a local couple have six babies in one go - they figure they won't miss one...

This Coen brothers comedy manages to turn a pair of child snatchers into a couple you feel for. Although they are child abductors it's difficult to dislike them, their reasoning is flawed but they are driven by good intentions and despite their actions they are essentially well meaning folk who have lost touch with reality. After stealing one of the quints they feel their family is complete and their love for their new son is touching, you know that it can't last though and events become more surreal when old friends turn up on the doorstep - when you're trying to not attract the attention of the law you really don't need escaped convicts lodging in your house.

Both Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter are perfectly cast as the dysfunctional couple. This dark comedy contains more drama than humour and their ability to portray inner turmoil makes them feel like rounded individuals, they have an emotional depth and their own personal story helps drive the film. Despite the craziness of the situation, the drama surrounding their relationship is powerful and the most effective scenes are the ones where it's just Cage and Hunter. We aren't just watching a daft comedy about a childless couple running from the law, we get so see a relationship which at first appeared solid, start to break down because of the pressure it tries to absorb.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously funny and very bizarre 16 Aug 2006
A smooth talking recidivist convenience store robber, falls for the police photographer who takes his mug-shot whenever he gets incarcerated. They marry, she gives up police work, he tries to go straight, they plan a family, she finds she can't have children, she sends him out to steal a baby from a couple whose fertility treatment resulted in a spectacular multiple-birth - quintuplets. They get a visit from a couple of his prison chums who tunnelled out, and who formulate their own plans for the baby. Then they get a visit from his employer and his wife and hellish kids, and they also have designs on the baby. Then some sort of spawn of the devil rides in on his Harley to "rescue" the baby. It all sounds very ordinary, doesn't it? Just every day stuff. I should also mention that it's incredibly funny though it may not sound like that from my pale and inadequate description.

I've become a fan of the Coen Bros films over recent months. There's something so twisted, delicious, irresistible and unexpected about their humour that once I'd watched three or four and noticed that all these gems were coming from the same two writers, I started scouring Amazon for more. I highly recommend this film and if you like it, then you'll probably like the others. My favourites are this film, The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski and The Man Who Wasn't There. There are a couple that I've yet to see so that list could be shuffled later. If you haven't tried any of these films, do try one and you might find that you too become a Coen addict.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film :)
Published 16 days ago by Mr Phillip Howarth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great, vgc, very pleased, thanks
Published 1 month ago by Penny Preston - Gyr
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Nicolas Cage's best comedies
Fast paced, and non-stop funny, as good as when I saw it 30 years ago. Highly recommend this family comedy
Published 2 months ago by jana
1.0 out of 5 stars Could win a prize for stupidity, burt no for entertainment
This is one that the Coen Bros. might want to forget. I have collected most of their titles and this one comes a distant last for story line, acting and entertainment. Read more
Published 17 months ago by David Haslett
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
This was a great film although there were some elements characteristic of the time it was made that didn't really appeal to me,. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nicola Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't keep a good man down. Especially when the last name is Coen.
Nicolas Cage at his most, geeky and awkward and so un-Mr Hollywood(en) best! Why, oh why, did he head down to the Hollywood strip and Sunset Boulevard and not stay in Arizona? Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lacrimosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Wacky, wacked caper for the Reagan era
One of my favourite Coen brothers films, almost a live action cartoon in some stretches. Nicholas of Cage is superb as the dumb ass H.I trying to keep his 'family' together. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Max Renn
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
You just have to love the Coen brothers and there view on life. This comedy is a classic with the twisted, warped, sarcastic outlook about life in small town America. Read more
Published on 26 July 2012 by pdwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Squalid to be funny
Young people cannot resist. they have to get married, then they have to have babies, then they have to have all that comes along with these enslaving devices called children. Read more
Published on 27 Sep 2009 by Jacques COULARDEAU
4.0 out of 5 stars Sharp and funny baby stealer comedy drama
Unable to conceive, police officer Ed McDunnough (Hunter) and her
ex-con husband H.I (Cage) steal a baby from a wealthy businessman, only
to encounter numerous... Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2009 by Stampy
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