'Breathless' [Blu ray+DVD Combo]
(Gina Gershon, Val Kilmer, Kelli Giddish, Ray Liotta, Wayne Duvall, et al / 2-Disc Blu ray+DVD / R / 2012 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: Clark County, Texas trailer housewife Lorna (Gina Gershon) is fed up with her small-time thief husband Dale (Val Kilmer), especially after he didn't plan on sharing the $100,000 cash he'd robbed at gunpoint from the local savings & loan. But before she and her best friend Tiny (Kelli Giddish) can split the loot and start a new life, they'll have to find the money, dispose of a dead body, distract the nosy sheriff (Ray Liotta) and outsmart a persistent private investigator (Wayne Duvall)!
Blu ray Verdict: One of the best lines from this film is spoken by Gina Gershon as Lorna, the woman about to make off with more than her fair share of her husbands bank robbery money: "We are in Texas where there are no accidents. There's alive and there's dead." Well put, little lady.
Indeed, Lorna (Gershon) is very upset with her husband Dale (Kilmer) after years of prison for robbing convenience stores he is free. She finds out that he has robbed a bank and she is upset because he isn't sharing with her. She calls her friend Tiny (the always-beautiful Giddish, from Law & Order: SVU) over to help her though her problem but things go from bad to worse!
i won't give too much away, but I have to say that for the most part this was a pretty entertaining movie. It made me laugh a few times out loud too (which is rare), but in truth it is fair from great Hollywood fare. As you'd expect from the plot, the humor is of the "dumb redneck" variety, and for the most part it works - but sometimes it's just, well, plain dumb!
I've said for a while now that Val Kilmer has really gone downhill for some reason. While this is his best (and by that I mean only watchable) movie in a while his acting is still terrible! Ray Liotta has been going down that road too, but his acting is actually decent in this movie. Overall, not a bad way to spend an hour and a half. This is a Widescreen Presentation 2.35:1 enhanced for 16x9 TVs.