I went into Flypaper knowing absolutely nothing about it other than "McDreamy gets caught in a bank robbery." As soon as the credits began to roll, so did my eyes. They seemed poorly done and disconnected. However, when the film actually began, I was pleasantly surprised to see Ashley Judd. For starters, the film has quite the cast. I was surprised to see Octavia Jones (The Help), Mekhi Phifer (O), and Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou). It seemed like it may be one of those star-studded movies where nobody has enough room to act, but there was just enough drama and more than enough comedy to give everyone a moment to shine.
The film takes place over a short period of time when not one but two groups decide to rob the same bank at the same time. It was nice to see Patrick Dempsey in a wacky, physical role versus his usual cerebral leading-man shtick on Grey's Anatomy. The story takes off right away when Darren and his professional team bust into a bank at the same time amateur thieves Peanut Butter and Jelly break in. A few deaths and many zany twists later, and the chaos has become a mystery as well.
Flypaper is a fast-paced dramedy that is Sherlock Holmes meets Monk meets The Bank Job meets Clue. I highly recommend if you ever want a funny whodunnit. The violence is fairly PG and there's not much in the way of adult language, so it's safe to watch with older kids as well.
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