The Lady Killers
The Coen brothers are back directing the remake of the 1955 over the top comedy The Lady Killers. Southern gentleman, Professor G.H. Dorr (Tom Hanks) is a con man who brings together a group of inept crooks through a magazine advertisement to rob a casino. Professor Dorr rents a room from an elderly church widow named Ms.Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall) and informs her that he needs her root cellar to practice with his ensemble. (You don’t have to be sighted to see where this is going.) The thieves played taped music while they dug a tunnel through the wall of the cellar into the casino next door. After a few mishaps, they finally manage to steal 1.6 million dollars. When Ms. Munson finds out she tells Professor Dorr that he and his “ensemble” has to give the money back and go to church with her or she will turn them in to the police. Yes, it’s as stupid as it sounds but it’s meant to be. Now, their only other option is to kill her – but that may be harder than they think. The performance in this film by Tom Hanks is good as usual and Emma P. Halls is charming. At times the scenes were hilarious but the majority of the time they were just lame. More on the downside was the idiotic language by the crooks. It was so crude that I had to shove popcorn into my ears so I didn’t have to hear the gratuitous cursing, as well as not seeing the movie. The old gospel music was good enough to edge it up to a C rating.
This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.