The Whole Nine Yards

D: Jonathan Lynn
Warner Bros./Morgan Creek/Franchise/Rational Packaging/Lansdown (David Willis & Allen Kaufman)
US 2000
101 mins


W: Mitchell Kapner
DP: David Franco
Ed: Tom Lewis
Mus: Randy Edelman

Bruce Willis (Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski), Matthew Perry (Dr. Nicholas Oseransky), Rosanna Arquette (Sophie Oseransky), Michael Clarke Duncan (Frankie Figs), Natasha Henstridge (Cynthia Tudeski), Amanda Peet (Jill St. Claire), Kevin Pollak (Janni Pytor Gogolak)

Matthew Perry, best known for playing Chandler Bing in the TV sitcom Friends, bring virtually the same character to this hit-and-miss farce. He play a neurotic dentist whose new next door neighbour is a mob hitman (Bruce Willis doing his normal tough guy act). Things get dicier when Perry falls in love with a moll (Henstridge) and his wife fashions plans to have him murdered.
This comedy may have worked if all the performances worked on a level par, but Willis is simply here for a paycheck, Perry brings nothing original to the table and both Kevin Pollak and Patricia Arquette bring the most ridiculous accents ever heard into the fold. The only cast member here who provides the smiles is Amanda Peet, who steals every scene in which she appears.
An undeserved sequel (The Whole Ten Yards) followed a few years later.
The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Nine Yards