The Whole Nine Yards

Heh, haven’t laughed this hard while watching a movie in a long time. I must say, The Whole Nine Yards is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a long while.

What would you do if you found out a gunman-for-hire just moved in next door? Easy, go befriend him. Nicholas (Matthew Perry) just meet his new neighbour, Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski (Bruce Willis). In the quiet neighbourhood where Nicholas lives everything is about to change. See, Nicholas is a nice guy, but definitely a loser. He’s a dentist that’s in a bad marriage and he’s worth more dead than alive. It’s hard to say anything about the plot without giving away the movie, so I’ll stop there. But, lets just say that there are a lot of characters in this movie, and all of them are well written. And all of them have something to do with another of them. The web in which these characters are woven into is intricate and this all works out rather well for a comedy.

Mitchell Kapner has put together a wonderfully detailed and funny script with The Whole Nine Yards. The movie is captivating. On top of the wonderful script are wonderful performances. Perry does great on the big screen (finally). Willis is having a good change of image. His comedic side is really strong and he shows just that here in The Whole Nine Yards. Other performances worth mentioning are: Michael Clarke Duncan as Frankie Figs, another hired gun; Rosanna Arquette as Nicholas’ scheming wife; and Amanda Peet as Jill St. Claire, Nicholas’ receptionist who knows more than Nicholas thinks.

If you’re looking for a good laugh, rent The Whole Nine Yards. It’s a hilarious film that will have you in stitches by the time the credits roll. Don’t Miss The Whole Nine Yards.