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This review is from: Big Nothing [DVD] (DVD)
'Big Nothing' begins when hard-up Charile (David Schwimmer) begins working at an I.T. call-centre where he meets Gus (Simon Pegg). Gus has a plan to make some quick cash by blackmailing a reverand who has been frequently visiting illegal websites. All seems easy enough until the plan goes completely wrong resulting multiple murders and no-one really appears to be who they seem. It also doesn't help that Charile's wife is the sherriff of the local police force and there is a serial killer on the loose.
With more twists than Chubby Checker in a hurricane, this black comedy is absolutely hilarious with excellent performances from both Schwimmer and Pegg. Pegg's American accent is a bit of a surprise at first but he does pull it off extremely well, as well as his nutter Gus character, which is not much like his characters in other films I've seen him in recently. It's hard not to find many similarities with Schwimmer's character to his Ross character from Friends as he has his usual nerdy statistics and facts being thrown about unnecessarily (although it does get explained) and his general geekiness throughout.
Overall this is a surprisingly good comedy/thriller that should have you both laughing and guessing all the way through. The story is very tense and filled with suspense and although this isn't perhaps as good as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, it is a brilliant comedy that is definitely worth a watch.