A Simple Plan ★★★★

A calculated crime drama led by some of Hollywood’s best character actors such as Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, and Billy Bob Thornton. 

Essentially Raimi’s vision of a Fargo-esque story, but without all of the quirks that have defined the Coen Bros. masterpiece. Nonetheless, this is a really solid, chilling family drama that showcases that the love of money is the root of evil, and that it’s infatuation with a dream of upper class living can infiltrate the tightest households and secular cities.

Sam Raimi is one of the last great visionaries of the transition from the late 20th century to current 21st, and I fucking wish he would get the ball rolling and direct something again. There’s got to be more in the tank.

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