Thin Ice

Wednesday, September 28 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Thin Ice

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Thin Ice, I suppose, is trying to be cute. It stars Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, David Harbour, Lea Thompson, and Bob Balaban. The story is that Greg Kinnear, who looks awful in this, is an insurance salesman who plays a little fast and loose, who’s separated from his wife, who somehow decides that he’s happened upon a big score when he finds kind of a hick, played somewhat endearingly by Alan Arkin, who has a violin that they find out is worth scads of money. He decides to steal the violin to be able to deal with his financial issues. What ensues is supposed to be hilarious, although it’s violent, crude, and rude. There was no reason to view this movie. I know it’s supposed to be smart and hip, but it’s a lousy movie. Zero stars.

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