In this genial screwball comedy a depressed working stiff (Keanu Reeves) gets suckered into driving a getaway car for some bank robbers, then takes the rap for their bungled job. After being released from prison he decides to rob the same bank by way of an abandoned tunnel underneath the building, but in order to access it from a nearby theater he must first land a part in its production of The Cherry Orchard. Reeves often displays moderate to little affect onscreen; here his reserve suits the story, as the experience of acting helps the reticent loser find himself. Vera Farmiga crackles as the feisty star of the play, while James Caan, as the hero's accomplice, proves a most charming rogue. Malcolm Venville (44 Inch Chest) directed a screenplay by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil).
Director: Malcolm Venville
Producer: Alison Bourke, Scott Fischer, Sacha Gervasi and Stephen Hays
Cast: Keanu Reeves, James Caan, Vera Farmiga, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare, Fisher Stevens, Bill Duke, Currie Graham, David Costabile and Danny Hoch