DAVID SCHWIMMER, SIMON PEGG, ALICIA EVE, NATASCHA MCELHONE, MIMI ROGERS, JON POLITO
Charlie is an ex-teacher turned reluctant call center employee who gets fired on the first day. Distraught on being unable to provide for his daughter Emily and cop wife, Penelope, he is suddenly contacted by Gus, an aspiring scam artist who presents Charlie with a seemingly snag-free plan to make some cash: Blackmail Reverend Smalls a man of the cloth, who's frequently turned up in the company database of visitors to illegal porn-sites. Gus plans on extorting Reverend Smalls, with the intention of publicly exposing his secret shame, should he refuse, with this scandal potentially destroying the man's career. Normally cautious Charlie, is keen on participating in this scam, confident that with this money maker he'll garner from the deal and will finally help turn things around for him and his family. Joined by one-time teenage pageant queen Josie McBroom Gus's ex, the plan goes ahead...but it all goes wrong as Reverend Smalls dies...thanks to this trio, with this only being the start of their troubles.
Great comedy, with a lot of twists and turns and laughter throughout the entire film. Never know who is telling the truth, or what is going to happen next. David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg were great together. Movie is definitely not boring, but it really doesn't give you a chance to be. Just when you think you know how it's going to end, another twisting surprise happens and your on a new path. It was just a fun movie with some really quirky characters. Some may not like how many times the story changes and the directions it takes, but I thought it was a lot different then most films and that it kept it interesting. So in closing, this movie takes you on a ride of twists and turn with some laughs along the way. A fun watch.