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SKI SLALOM IN HOLE OF JACKSON,
This review is from: All Is Bright [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Dennis (Paul Giamatti) has spent four years in prison. His divorced wife (Amy Landecker) wants nothing to do with him. She has told their daughter(Tatyana Richaud) he died from cancer. She plans on marrying Rene (Paul Rudd), Dennis' partner in crime who didn't get caught. With no money, home, or job, Dennis goes with Rene to sell Christmas trees in NYC, which is not a great idea for either man. Apparently this is something NYC generously allows Canadians to do without a permit, license, or sales tax ID number.
The film attempts to be quirky, except it does so in a sad pathetic way and not as a comedy or dark comedy. The jokes didn't make it, even when delivered by some of Hollywood's finest. I consider the film an early Christmas gift for writer Melissa James Gibson.
If I was going to miss one Paul Giamatti film, I would miss this over "Lady in the Water."
Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex. Obscure distant nudity.
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