Two if by Sea (1995)



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Co-star Denis Leary co-wrote the script for this romantic comedy-drama. Leary plays Frank O'Brien, a no-class, small-time hood who is the boyfriend of Roz (Sandra Bullock), a cashier with a New York Jewish background who dreams of settling down and having kids. Roz wants out of the relationship but is fearful to break up. On a Friday, she accompanies Frank as he steals a painting. He tells her that it's his last job as a thief. Frank plans the delivery for Sunday evening so that they can turn the job into a getaway weekend. They go to a New England town and break into a huge home; the owners are on vacation. A sophisticated neighbor, Evan Marsh (Stephen Dillane), believes that they are friends of the owners' children and invites them to a party. Evan is an upper-class bachelor and is attracted to Roz. Roz goes horseback riding and boating with him, pretending a sophistication she doesn't possess, while Frank fumes at the rich rival. Meanwhile, Frank's crime boss Beano (Wayne Robson) learns that the painting Frank has stolen is a four-million-dollar Matisse and comes to the town with three henchmen. They are pursued by Detective O'Malley (Yaphet Kotto), who is trying to find a mysterious master art thief.
R (adult situations/language, sex)
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Warner Home Video

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Denis Leary
as Frank O'Brien
Stephen Dillane
as Evan Marsh
Yaphet Kotto
as O'Malley
Mike Starr
as Fitzie
Jonny Fido
as Burke
Don Gavin
as Sully
Shaun R. Clark
as Sweeney
Markus Parilo
as Peters
John Friesen
as Sheriff Horn
Ian White
as Jim Kellerher
Jane Moffat
as Marcy Kellerher
Kay Hawtry
as Lady with dog
Geoffrey McLean
as Crew Member
Ferne Downey
as Mercedes Owner
Philip Williams
as Man with Phones
Katya Ladan
as Older Woman
Lorne Cossette
as Older Man
John Fulton
as Driver
Kay Hawtrey
as Lady with Dog
Claire Rankin
as Reporter No. 1
Michael Risley
as Reporter No. 2
Martha Irving
as Duty Manager
Leslie Boyd
as Video Woman
Dennis O'Connor
as Cop on Scene
Joseph Di Mambro
as Cop No. 1
Tracy Jones
as Cop No. 2
Sandi Ross
as Conductor
Chris Benson
as Local Cop
Julia Montgomery Brown
as Beautiful Woman
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Critic Reviews for Two if by Sea

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (5)

[An] aimless romantic-comedy caper.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

A good little movie -- emphasis on 'little.'

Full Review… | April 8, 2007

It's disappointing to see Bullock reduced to rolling her eyes, putting her hand up and saying 'Talk to the hand' like a guest on Ricki Lake.

Full Review… | December 5, 2004

Completely lifeless, with zero chemistry between the leads.

July 22, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A relentlessly dreary and drippy romantic comedy cooked up for those who like their intimacy served with transparent schmaltz

May 27, 2003
Movie Eye

Sinks even before it gets started

April 26, 2003

Audience Reviews for Two if by Sea

Forgot about it.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


Pretty cheesy, but I like both Leary and Bullock, so it was worth a watch. It wasn't horrible - entertaining enough.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

Super Reviewer

Hilarious! Leary is great!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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