Big White (Blu-ray) (2005)
|Outstanding performances are delivered by an all-star cast in this quirky black comedy centered on Paul Barnell (Robin Williams), a down on his luck Alaska travel agent who's on the brink of bankruptcy and whose beloved wife, Margaret (Holly Hunter), is on the brink of insanity.|
So what's a nice guy with good intentions but bad business sense to do? The answer lies frozen in a dumpster outside of Barnell Great Escapes - a dead body Paul hopes to pass off as his long-lost brother Raymond (Woody Harrelson) and then collect on the life insurance. Unfortunately, investigator Ted Watters (Giovanni Ribisi, Lost in Translation) who's anxious to transfer back to the lower 48 with his girlfriend (Alison Lohman, Where the Truth Lies), isn't about to let Barnell walk away with a million bucks. Adding to Paul's avalanche of problems are two aspiring hit men-turned-kidnappers (Tim Blake Nelson, W. Earl Brown) and the stunning return of the supposedly dead Raymond, who now has an ax to grind with his brother. Desperation is running high in The Big White, and if Paul is smart, he'll blow the snow, take the money and run...to South America.
"Ice-bound black comedy boasts strong cast... John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"The director here is a bright British spark... Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"...Ribisi is rather good as the claims investigator... Philip French, The Observer
"...Fargo redux...a dark and offbeat sense of humor... Vince Leo, Qwipster's Movie Reviews
Editor's NoteThis little-known feature consists of an all-star cast including Robin Williams and Holly Hunter. THE BIG WHITE is a dark comedy that explores the relationship between an Alaskan travel agent (Williams) and his mentally unstable wife (Hunter).
|Tim Blake Nelson|
|Mark Mylod - Director|