Mickey Blue Eyes

Mickey Blue Eyes

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Director: Kelly Makin

Cast: Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn

     
 

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Would you believe Hugh Grant as a violent Mafioso from Kansas City? Don't worry if you can't: that's part of the joke in this romantic comedy. Michael Felgate (Hugh Grant) is a British expatriate living in Manhattan who runs a successful auction house dealing in rare and valuable art. When Michael meets Gina (Jeanne Tripplehorn), he's immediately smitten, and three

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Would you believe Hugh Grant as a violent Mafioso from Kansas City? Don't worry if you can't: that's part of the joke in this romantic comedy. Michael Felgate (Hugh Grant) is a British expatriate living in Manhattan who runs a successful auction house dealing in rare and valuable art. When Michael meets Gina (Jeanne Tripplehorn), he's immediately smitten, and three months later he asks for her hand in marriage. Gina, however, tells Michael that she could never marry him because of her family. Crestfallen, Michael wants to find out what the trouble could be; and when he tracks down Gina's father Frank (James Caan), he discovers the nature of Gina's family problems: Frank is a Mafia kingpin, and several of Gina's previous boyfriends have met an ill fate trying to fit in with his criminal lifestyle. Frank, however, takes an immediate liking to Michael and asks him for a few small favors. Before long, Michael has inadvertently laundered mob money through his auction house and has to pass himself off to rival gangsters as Mickey Blue Eyes, a wiseguy from Kansas City. Mickey Blue Eyes was co-produced by Hugh Grant's significant other, Elizabeth Hurley, and directed by Kelly Makin, whose previous credits include the Kids in the Hall movie Brain Candy.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
Hollywood loves organized crime. After the epic Godfather trilogy and Scorsese's gritty movies like GoodFellas, filmmakers have begun to pump out Mob comedies in the form of Mickey Blue Eyes. Although the movie features Godfather alumni James Caan, it is clearly a vehicle for English actor Hugh Grant. The narrative is essentially a one-joke pony in which the audience gets to witness the differences between polite Englishmen and rough-and-tumble New York mobsters. Although a familiar fish-out-of-water formula, the film is a surprisingly fresh romp that relies on clever writing and deft acting. Grant delivers his patented brand of charming yet bumbling shtick, but he again illustrates his ability to carry a mediocre comedy on his shoulders. The funniest scenes involve Grant attempting to mimic the mobster pronunciation of such classic lines as "Fuggedaboutit." Director Kelly Makin Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy certainly knows comedic timing, although some parts of the film are a bit sluggish. When a supporting character is killed, the narrative suddenly becomes morose and never recovers from the drastic shift in tone. Mickey Blue Eyes peaks at the halfway point, and neither regains its momentum nor completely falls apart. It may not be a ground-breaking mobster comedy, but it is still entertaining with some real memorable moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2015
UPC:
0888574106539
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
21,649

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature-length audio commentary by director Kelly Makin

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Grant Michael Felgate
James Caan Frank
Jeanne Tripplehorn Gina
Burt Young Vito Graziosi
James Fox Philip Cromwell
Joe Viterelli Vinnie
Gerry Becker Agent Connell
Maddie Corman Carol
Tony Darrow Angelo
Paul Lazar Ritchie Vitale
Vincent Pastore Al
Frank Pellegrino Sante
Scott Thompson Agent Lewis
John Ventimiglia Johnny Graziosi

Technical Credits
Kelly Makin Director
Margot Core Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrea Fenton Set Decoration/Design
David Freeman Editor
Elizabeth Hurley Producer
Susan Kaufman Set Decoration/Design
Gregory Keen Production Designer
Robert Kuhn Screenwriter
Danny Michael Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles B. Mulvehill Producer
Richard Patrick Asst. Director
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Laura Rosenthal Casting
Adam Scheinman Screenwriter
Karin Smith Associate Producer
Donald Thorin Cinematographer
Tom Warren Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mickey Blue Eyes
1. Credits. [3:27]
2. Delivery Hiccup. [2:14]
3. Michael's Run. [2:00]
4. Misfortune Cookie. [4:07]
5. The La Trattoria. [3:16]
6. First Impressions. [2:57]
7. Popping The Question. [3:17]
8. Gina's Family Ties. [2:53]
9. Part Of Business. [2:52]
10. Artistic Matters. [2:29]
11. Special Deliveries. [3:13]
12. Just One Favor. [2:50]
13. Quite A Painting. [2:47]
14. Pretty Ugly. [3:50]
15. One More Time. [2:33]
16. Die Piggy Piggy. [2:40]
17. One Of The Guys. [5:03]
18. Mickey Blue Eyes. [4:52]
19. Mob Hit. [3:42]
20. Learning The Lingo. [3:17]
21. Screw-Up For Lunch. [3:34]
22. Not Bloody Okay. [2:27]
23. Vinnie's Protection. [2:20]
24. Needed: A Body. [2:23]
25. Say It Flowers. [3:37]
26. Wedding Day. [2:13]
27. Never Chase The Bid. [3:13]
28. Party Trick. [2:36]
29. Changed Plans. [2:22]
30. Shooting The Works. [4:23]
31. In The Clear. [1:32]
32. Mr. And Mrs. [2:07]
33. End Credits. [4:47]

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