A Simple Plan ★★★★

As a massive fan of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies, I'm ashamed it's taken me this long to check out his other flicks(..apart from his Spiderman trilogy, of course). I won't go so far as to say A Simple Plan is underrated, 'cause it certainly gets love from those who've seen it, but man, this one isn't talked about nearly enough in my opinion. A Simple Plan is a hell of a good time. Clocking in at a little over two hours, A Simple Plan is a taut, morally ambiguous, and surprisingly emotional — didn't at all expect to get choked up there at the end — trek through a rural Minnesota. A story about three men finding 4 million dollars isn't exactly groundbreaking, but what it lacks in inventiveness, it makes up for with its ridiculously solid direction and execution. There's honestly not a whole lot I have to say about this one other than to recommend it to anyone looking for a lean, foreboding, and wonderfully acted 90s romp. With a huge shout out to Billy Bob Thornton who stands out among an already stellar cast. Easily sits with Fargo and its ilk as one of the better thrillers to come out of the 90s — which is really fucking impressive considering some of the gems to come out of that decade.

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