The Whole Ten Yards

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge
Written By: Mitchell Kapner
Directed By: Howard Deutch
Studio: Warner Bros
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The Whole Ten Yards, sequel to the hit The Whole Nine Yards, is back with just as many laughs in this screwball comedy as the first, directed by Howard Deutch.

Jimmy the Tulip, a notorious hitman, is now retired, living the life in Mexico. Jimmy spends most of the day tending to his chickens, cleaning the house, and working on his culinary skills. His wife Jill (Amanda Peet) is now the one trying to make a name for herself in the hit-man business. It pains Jimmy that she hasn’t had a clean hit yet. Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky (hew Perry) now is doing his dentist duties in LA with wife, Cynthia. Who also is Jimmy The Tulip’s ex wife. Things get a little crazy when Lazlo Gogolak, father to Janni Gogolak who was killed by Jimmy in the first movie, is released from prison. Jill notices Jimmy has been acting weird lately, like obessing cleaning and talking to his roosters. Oz and Cynthia are doing fine, with a baby on the way, except Oz is truly a liltte paranoid about being attacked in their home. Cynthia is kidnapped and Oz must go to where he was never ever supposed to go to again, Jimmy in Mexico. Now Jimmy, Oz and Jill must track down the Gogolak gang and find Cynthia.

Storywise, it’s pretty interesting because you don’t have much idea what is happening, which can be good and bad. Good that it keeps you guessing of what is really happening. At the same time it could get a little confusing. Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis are on the top of their game as a great comedy duo. Matthew Perry relying on physical comedy and Willis trying new things in comedy. Kevin Pollak really stands out as Lazlo. He provides lots of laughs and is used much more than the first film.

Extras are pretty scarce with only an audio commentary by Director Howard Deutch and Screenwrite George Gallo, plus a Theatrical Trailer.

Overall, the movie was entertaining but didn’t hold up against the original movie. Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak all turn in great performances, and there are quite a few laughs.

– Commentary By Director Howard Deutch and Screenwriter George Gallo
– Theatrical Trailer

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: The Bar, Anything with Natasha Henstridge, Lazlo’s scenes
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 99 minutes
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