Nicholas ‘Oz’ Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is an orthodontist that hates everything about his life. When a new neighbor, Jimmy ‘the tulip’ Tudeski, moves in next door his life begins to get a little more interesting. He tells his wife, Sopie (Rosanna Arquette), that a former contract killer has moved in next door and she hatches a plan that involves Oz going back to Chicago to rat Jimmy out in order to collect on a bounty. Oz does what he is asked, hoping to receive a divorce as a reward, and is intercepted by Frankie Figs (Michael Clarke Duncan). Oz has no choice but to tell Janni Gogolak (Kevin Pollak) that he knows where the tulip is hiding so that he can save his own skin.
Before I saw this film, I wasn’t sure that I was going to enjoy it. I’m not a fan of Friends, so the idea of Matthew Perry starring in a role didn’t excite me, and in my opinion watching an extension of Chandler wasn’t worth watching. Ultimately my love for Bruce Willis films drew me to it. I was very happy with the results. I feel I should also mention the gorgeous Amanda Peet who plays one of the most exceptional supporting roles I’ve ever seen. The acting is absolutely superb across the board. The story wasn’t exactly the best I’ve ever viewed, but a comedy about the mob and hit men was absolute gold. Again, the cast did an excellent job with what they were given. Crime comedies, or dark comedies are becoming commonplace these days and I totally feel that this is one of the better ones. The simple slaps at Canadian lifestyle, mayonnaise on hamburgers for instance, were even worth overlooking. This may not have been one of the best films of 2000 but it deserves a little credit. Its only downside was Rosanna Arquette’s performance. It’s actually a little sad that she happens to be one of the only characters people don’t want to kill. I give this one a respectful 7/10. Enjoyable by most of the family, general content and language should keep the little ones away.