Kill The Man

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"It's all about crushing the competition."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 86 hr
  • 4.9  (682)

Kill the Man is a comedy film released in the year 1999. The movie is directed by Tom Booker and Jon Kean and stars Luke Wilson, Joshua Malina, Paula Devicq, and Michael McKean. The film is set in a bookstore, and the storyline revolves around the two main characters, who are struggling to keep their bookstore open while being a target of a big chain bookstore.

The movie starts with a young man named Stanley Simon, played by Joshua Malina, who lives with his parents and runs a small bookstore named "Old and Used Books." The bookstore is not doing well financially, and Stanley's father is pressuring him to give up the bookstore and find a job.

Stanley's sale go from bad to worse when a big bookstore named "Fox Books" opens up in the same neighborhood. Fox Books is a chain store, and it has everything that Stanley's bookstore doesn't have, including a coffee shop and a very aggressive marketing campaign. Stanley and his partner Roy, played by Luke Wilson, are the only employees at their bookstore, and things start to look bleak when their sales drop drastically.

Stanley is determined to save his bookstore, and with Roy's help, he sets out to find a way to beat the big chain bookstore. They begin by organizing a book signing event with a local author, and things start to look up for a while. However, they soon realize that Fox Books is planning to open a big store right across the street from them, which would definitely put them out of business.

In an attempt to save their bookstore, Stanley and Roy come up with a unique and dangerous plan to sabotage Fox Books. Their plan involves creating fake book reviews about Fox Books and placing them in the local newspaper. The idea is to damage the reputation of Fox Books and attract negative publicity.

The plan seems to be working, and Fox Books starts to receive negative attention from the media. However, things start to take a turn for the worse when Stanley's father gets involved, and the big chain bookstore starts to retaliate by damaging Stanley's bookstore.

The rest of the movie follows Stanley and Roy as they try to keep their bookstore open while facing increasingly difficult circumstances. The two friends are put in dangerous situations, and their friendship is tested as they try to outsmart the big chain bookstore.

The acting in the film is excellent, and the chemistry between the two lead actors is palpable. Luke Wilson's portrayal of Roy is charming and engaging, and he adds a touch of humor to the movie. Joshua Malina, on the other hand, gives a convincing performance as Stanley, a man determined to save his business at any cost.

The film's storyline is engaging and keeps the viewers interested throughout. The movie's message is clear: small businesses still matter, and it's important to support them. The movie does a great job of highlighting the struggles that small businesses face and the lengths that they often have to go to survive in the face of competition from big chain companies.

Overall, Kill the Man is a worthwhile watch and provides insight into the world of small bookstores and their place in society. The film can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates a good comedy with a message.

Kill The Man is a 1999 romance movie with a runtime of 86 hours. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    86 hr
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    4.9  (682)