The Big White (2005)


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An Alaskan travel agent finds a frozen body in a dumpster and tries to pass it off as his long-lost brother for a life insurance claim, in the hope of using the money to treat his wife's Tourette's Syndrome.

Rating: R (for language including sexual references and some violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Collin Friesen, Colin Frieson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 6, 2006
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as Paul Barnell

as Margaret Barnell

as Raymond Barnell

as Detective Boyle

as Mr. Branch

as hair stylist

as Korean Teenager

as Paperboy

as Mrs.Wherry

as Female Cop

as TV Reporter

as Minister

as Warehouse Owner

as City Worker 2

as Computer Repo Man
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Critic Reviews for The Big White

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

March of the Penguins was funnier and edgier.

Full Review… | December 15, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Snowed under by misjudgment on every level, The Big White is DOA.

Full Review… | November 16, 2005
Top Critic

Never completely finds its balance.

October 10, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A lame Fargo wannabe. Despite Robin Williams and a decent supporting cast, this was barely released to theaters, and it's easy to see why.

July 13, 2007

A cross-between "Raising Arizona" and "The Big Lebowski". A good film.

November 7, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Big White

Its a weirdly good film with funny and unbelievable bits i think its sort of dark humour but its weird and heart warming as its gives erfect reasons for why robin williams did wat he did with twist unvieling at every moment so worth a watch

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

A very good movie, a black comedy you really can enjoy. I follows the same formula of the Cohen brothers film Fargo, but not with the same impact. Maybe the story and the plot aren't fully developed and has some holes on them, but all that is very well balanced with a great direction from Mark Mylod, the excellent photography and great landscapes and the wonderful cast in it. Robiln Williams is great as always, he is always reinventing himself in every new movie he make, Giovanni Ribisi's performance is also excellent, he is a young actor but is proving that he can manage difficult roles like this one, Woody Harrelson participation is kinda brief but its performance is very convincing, but the one that steals all the movie with its exceptional performance is Holly Hunter who is really hilarious, never believed that she could handle comedy in that way. Definitely a must see movie.

Jose Zamudio

Super Reviewer

lol really funny! his wife is really funny

Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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