Friday, February 17, 2012

Thin Ice

Greg Kinnear stars as an insurance salesman who gets in over his head when a series of unexpected events occur and he crosses paths with some quirky people.  Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Bob Balaban, and Lea Thompson are among the supporting cast.

This dark comedy crime film (which premiered at Sundance last year under the name 'The Convincer') is a pretty fun ride.  Kinnear is always a really likeable lead, and Arkin has had a renaissance in his career the last five years, making every movie he's in better just because he's in it.  Sadly, I knew exactly where it was going from the very beginning, but that didn't keep it from being a fun watch.  To say any more might spoil your enjoyment of it, and I don't do that here, so just go see it.

Grade: A-


  1. How close does this end up being to "half Fargo, half Cedar Rapids"?

  2. I was tempted to reference 'Fargo' but I didn't want to give people the wrong idea. It's not as dark or as quirky, but it's the best comparison I can draw. Don't think 'Cedar Rapids', insurance sales aside.