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May 13, 2016

Thin Ice (2011)

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Okay, I’ve seen good movies, and also bad ones. Anyone has a different taste and that is a fact. But, when it comes to this one, I particularly liked how things span in a snap. Thin Ice (2011) is a black humor comedy with a twist, that looks normal, and nothing unusual until at one point, when everything changes. I really liked it, and it is why I decided to recommend it for the weekend ahead.

Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife (Lea Thompson) and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story – all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it. He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer (Alan Arkin) who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey’s attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith (Billy Crudup) with a volatile temper dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a madcap spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing.

Starring:  Greg Kinnear, Lea Thompson, Billy Crudup, Alan Arkin, 
Director: Jill Sprecher

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