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"A Bad Idea Gone Wrong" is like a decent late-night supper thrown together with random items from the back of the fridge and a cupboard or two. It can be a nice surprise, but show up too hungry and you might be left wanting.
First-time filmmaker Jason Headley, directing from his own screenplay, keeps his concoction moving briskly and humorously, with a light sprinkling of acceptably sweet sentimentality here and there.
The screenplay consistently produces moments that induce chuckles, if not belly laughs. There's also just enough well-earned sentiment thrown in to provide a nice counterpoint to the farcical humor.
A slightly entertaining, yet ultimately forgettable, affair.
Unfortunately, the film's situation and dialogue fail to push A Bad Idea Gone Wrong successfully across the finish line. It's situation just doesn't feel dangerous enough.
This little would-be heist comedy proves an engaging trifle-nothing more than an extended sitcom, but a pretty good one.
A Bad Idea Gone Wrong does what many studio comedies failed to do this year by delivering a solid comedy with heart.
It's the kind of movie that shines brightest when discovered by accident: The less information you have going in, the more likely you are to be seduced by its quirky charms.
This is the type of independent film that I wish more indie films would strive to be like.
A fully enjoyable, often even touching, indie comedy.
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