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5.0 out of 5 stars CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY, 25 Sept. 2013
The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Employee of the Month [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
First I must give kudos to Steve Zahn and Christina Applegate for their incredible performances. Christina has shown remarkable maturity from early roles and I predict one day may get an Oscar. This dark comedy starts out with our Bank manager or former bank manager riding a bus. After a boring monologue, and sorry attempt at crude humor, the story flashes back 36 hours. David (Matt Dillon) is engaged to Christina. She is clearly out of his league. Steve Zahn is best buddy, a coroner who robs people and hates the establishment. At times he is our voice of reason in this dark comedy. After losing his job and girlfriend in the same day, David is depressed. Steve takes him to a strip club and tells him he needs to start enjoying life. David responds (paraphrase), "You are going to give a bracket that you stole off a corpse to an 18 year old stripper and have sex in the parking lot while snorting crank off a Bowie knife." To which Steve responds, "And your point is?"

The most comical scene is at a restaurant where Christina is breaking up with Matt. Her parents (Dad is a preacher) are there. She reads a letter about the break-up and discusses in some detail, their sex life while mom and dad listen.

The movie ends up with multiple twists at the end which appears eerily similar the opening bank robbery scene in the "The Dark Knight." For those of you who enjoyed the twists and intellect of this movie I would recommend "The Brothers Bloom."
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