One Night at McCool's

2001, Comedy, 1h 33m

105 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Critics say this blend of film noir and screwball comedy seems to think itself more clever and hip than it actually is. Also, the crucial femme fatale role needs a better, more mature actress than Tyler. Read critic reviews

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McCool's bar was hopping that night. Randy (Matt Dillon) worked there, tending bar. Lawyer Carl (Paul Reiser) was there until past closing. Detective Dehling (John Goodman) got there once McCool's became a crime scene. Was it the dead body that tied these men together? Not as tightly as the live wire who was also there that night: the stunning young woman aptly named Jewel (Liv Tyler). A steamy story told from three very different points of view that ultimately become one.

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  • May 25, 2012
    screwball comedy doesn't really work as a whole. I enjoyed it for its quirky characters but anything beyond that is just a waste of time.
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  • May 14, 2010
    This movie has some really great actors and some really funny scenes. There is no denying that Liv Tyler looks extremely hot in this movie. I liked this movie because its not much like the other movies I'm used to watch and I'm also a huge fan of both Liv Tyler and Matt Dillon, both their characters were great. If you're in to a bit weird black comedies, you probably would like this movie.
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  • Dec 08, 2009
    A really bizarre blend of comedy and brutal killing. I was truly not expecting the turn of events in the movie. However, it falls short of actually having any purpose besides showing off Liv Tyler. It has it's moments, but in the end it is just a forgettable comedy.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2009
    It all started one night at McCool?s?three unsuspecting men and one woman with a dream are brought together by lust, mayhem, bingo, DVDs, and the finer points of home decorating. One Night at McCool?s is a sexy, rapid-fire black comedy; and the first project from actor/producer Michael Douglas? production company, Furthur Films. McCool?s bar was hopping that night. Randy (Matt Dillon) worked there, tending bar. Lawyer Carl (Paul Reiser) was there until past closing. Detective Dehling (John Goodman) got there once McCool?s became a crime scene. Was it the dead body that tied these men together? Not as tightly as the live wire who was also there that night: the stunning young woman aptly named Jewel (Liv Tyler). Before the night was over, she had become all the three men could think about: she moved in on/with one, made the other forget his (living) wife, and made the third forget his (dead) wife. As one of the men would point out in a rare moment of clarity, "The sex and the violence, all in one night - it?s a little much." With a woman like Jewel, there was more - much more! - to come. Jewel was more trouble than these three men were worth?and what she wanted was bigger than all of them put together.
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