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Shooting Fish

movie reviewmovie review out of 4 Movie Review: Shooting Fish

Starring: Dan Futterman, Kate Beckinsale
Director: Stefan Schwartz
Rated: PG
RunTime: 113 Minutes
Release Date: May 1998
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Suspense

*Also starring: Stuart Townsend, Nicholas Grace

Review by MrBrown
2½ stars out of 4

Dylan (Dan Futterman) and Jez (Stuart Townsend) have made a career out of "shooting fish"--i.e. pulling off con jobs. Dylan is the cocky smooth-talking Yank who masterminds each elaborate schemes; the Burt Bacharach-loving Jez is the socially-impaired British technogeek whose electronic wizardry makes such swindles possible. A host of complications, romantic and otherwise, arise after sweet medical student Georgie (Kate Beckinsale) joins their fold, helping the boys out in the belief that the illegally-obtained proceeds go toward building an orphanage.

Director/co-writer (with Richard Holmes) Stefan Schwartz has crafted a light, easy-going fluff piece whose pleasance is elevated by the appeal of the top trio of actors, particularly the pixie-tressed Beckinsale. Unfortunately, her main subplot about a loveless engagement is so poorly developed it seems like an afterthought, even as it eventually takes center stage toward film's end. But the more curious miscalculation is that, for a comedy, Shooting Fish is rather light on real laughs. There's a sly dig at the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, but a number of the big con scenes are more amusing than funny. However, there is a certain amount of charm about the film, which is as agreeable as it is refreshingly unpretentious.

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