Where the Money Is

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"Another con. Another sting. Another day."
  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.3  (6,374)
  • 49

Where the Money Is is a crime-comedy movie from 2000 starring Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, and Dermot Mulroney. Directed by Marek Kanievska, the movie revolves around a group of people who plan to rob a bank, only to find out that the titular character (played by Newman) is not as helpless as he seems. The movie opens with the introduction of Carol Ann McKay (Linda Fiorentino), a bored and disillusioned nurse who works in a retirement home. Carol Ann's life is monotonous and uneventful until a new patient, Henry Manning (Paul Newman), is admitted to the facility. Henry Manning is an ex-con who faked a stroke to get transferred to the retirement home. He spends his days pretending to be paralyzed and watching old movies, much to the annoyance of his caregiver nurses.

Carol Ann, however, sees through Henry's act and becomes fascinated with him. She starts to engage him in conversation, and the two develop a bond over time. One day, Henry reveals his true identity to Carol Ann and tells her about a plan he has to rob a local bank. Carol Ann, bored with her life and intrigued by the prospect of adventure, agrees to help Henry and his accomplices (played by Dermot Mulroney and Susan Barnes).

What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between the elderly con-man and the group of would-be robbers. Henry proves to be smarter and more agile than his age and disability would suggest, making it hard for the younger criminals to keep up with him. There are several twists and turns in the plot, as each character reveals their true intentions and alliances shift.

One of the movie's highlights is the chemistry between Newman and Fiorentino. Both actors deliver strong performances, and their characters' relationship is believable and engaging. Newman, in particular, shines in his role as Henry Manning. He exudes charm and wit, even when portraying a seemingly helpless old man. His interactions with Fiorentino's character are the heart of the movie, providing the audience with a sense of emotional depth and warmth.

The supporting cast is also impressive. Dermot Mulroney plays Wayne, the muscle of the group, and delivers a solid performance as a bumbling criminal who underestimates Henry's intelligence. Susan Barnes is also convincing as the femme-fatale of the group, who has a personal vendetta against Henry.

The movie's visual style is understated, with muted colors and a focus on character interactions rather than action scenes. The pacing is slow but deliberate, allowing the audience to get to know the characters and understand their motivations. The script is witty and full of clever dialogue, which adds to the movie's appeal.

Overall, Where the Money Is is a fun and engaging movie that combines comedy with crime in a unique and entertaining way. The chemistry between the lead actors, strong performances from the supporting cast, and a well-written script ensure that viewers will have an enjoyable time watching the movie.

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    6.3  (6,374)
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