Jason Cane Andrew Lauer , a young Wall street-type with a plan, but poor taste, completes the group. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Good material certainly does a lot of the work. Bleckner listens to his troubles and prescribes him anti-anxiety medication to help him deal with stress. He also encourages him to join a group therapy session. Director Blakeney gives us reasons to like all of his characters.
Nurse-technician Judy Tipp Sandra Bullock immediately falls for Charlie and makes him her special romantic project. On the verge of a career-induced mental breakdown, and in complete fear of trigger-happy Mafia leader Fulvio Nesstra Oliver Platt , Charlie seeks psychiatric help and finds himself relying on the support of an unstable therapy group and nurse Judy Sandra Bullock just to get through his work. Charlie holds the mob together against all odds — the higher-ups on three sides of the deal have already decided that bloody betrayal will be the most profitable outcome. Their aim is to launder huge amounts of drug money on Wall Street. Every scene comes with a surprise that both heightens the tension yet tells us not to take things too seriously. The centerpiece of the room is a grouping of nude women made up as living statuary.
The talented Oliver Platt makes his Mafia hit man into a character worthy of, say, Married to the Mob, but with unexpected touches. They continue to interpret his eccentric, insubordinate behavior as the quirks of a super-spy. At therapy, Charlie meets and befriends a group of stressed out men from the business world. Fidel is highly suspicious of the incorrigibly blunt Jason, who talks like a loose cannon and tries to turn their meetings — in restaurants, on a yacht — into gourmet opportunities. Charlie is normally an expert capable of trading small talk with suspicious, merciless killers. For me, this whole show is a pleasant surprise.
Government cop and undercover specialist Charlie Liam Neeson has been severely traumatized. Fidel and Estuvio almost start a shoot-out based on a harmless misunderstanding over an ethnic slur. Charlie is charmed, but still must find a way to survive a criminal alliance destined to end in more bloodshed. Each thinks he understands the other players, but there is more to these characters than meets the eye. Jeff Bleckner Michael Mantell , is a psychiatrist and upon arriving to New York, Charlie enlists his services.
He was brought into the group by the passionate Fidel Vaillar José Zúñiga and his close bodyguard, Estuvio Clavo Michael DeLorenzo. But his nerves are shot, and he survives the first get-together only by sheer luck. Gun Shy has a strong vein of gastric distress humor, with toilet jokes, constipation jokes and enema jokes — and to my surprise none of it grates. Unpromising ideas like the group therapy sessions surprise us by being both fresh and funny. Liam Neeson, one of the most underused actors around, maintains a terrific serious-comedic character — everything Neeson does is believable, no matter how silly things get. Second-billed Oliver Platt really shines — we accept him as a freaky psycho hit man but funny and then further enjoy his elaboration as a maladroit loser unhappy with his chosen lifestyle.
She succeeds in straightening out his intestines by getting him involved in carefree dates doing things like wallowing in dirt to cultivate her rooftop garden. Reviewed by Glenn Erickson Gun Shy Blu-ray rates: Movie: Very Good Video: Excellent Sound: Excellent Supplements: Audio Commentary by director Eric Blakeney, Trailer Deaf and Hearing Impaired Friendly? Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. This was just when American comedies were collapsing into the gross-out humor mode that dominates films today, and irritates me to no end, I must admit. During his flight to New York, where his job will resume, another passenger strikes up a conversation with him. The unpredictable characters are so well observed that occasional absurdities are not a problem. Fidel, the slick South American with money to launder, travels with his gay partner Estuvio Michael DeLorenzo as his bodyguard. The script bounces between the part-comic high-jeopardy scenes and the part-comic romantic scenes, yet holds together.
Of special note are the group therapy guys, who begin as stereotypes but almost immediately warm up into equally lovable individuals, even the vice president who advocates a take-no-prisoners office policy. . Even the flatulence jokes are funny. In his last assignment he and his partner were captured by a maniacal druglord and made the centerpiece of a night of terror and murder in a decadent Miami palace; only Charlie escaped alive. His requests to be taken off the case or retired are denied by his bosses, Lonny Ward Louis Giambalvo and Dexter Helvenshaw Mitch Pileggi as so much time was put into his cover.
Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Fortis Films, Hollywood Pictures Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures, Hollywood Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , ,. Liam Neeson plays a police agent experiencing anxiety issues, who is coerced back into a dangerous high stakes undercover operation. The murderous Nesstra is henpecked by his Italian-American wife Mary McCormack and fighting back terrible feelings of inadequacy imposed by his unforgiving father-in-law, mob chieftain Carmine Minetti Frank Vincent. Charlie works with the dream of one day retiring to Ocean Views, a luxury housing complex with servants and utilities. Fulvio is the disfavored son-in-law of high-ranking Italian mobster, Carmine Minetti. See details for additional description.
It gives the actors something to respond to, and they rise to the challenge. Here in Gun Shy Neeson elevates and lightens the material through sheer personality. On the verge of a career-induced mental breakdown, and in complete fear of trigger-happy Mafia leader Fulvio Nesstra Oliver Platt , Charlie seeks psychiatric help and finds himself relying on the support of an unstable therapy group and nurse Judy Sandra Bullock just to get through his work. Gun Shy is a diverting surprise all the way until the last scene. During the aforementioned incident, his partner was killed and he found himself served up on a platter of watermelon with a gun shoved in his face just before back-up arrived. A trailer is included, along with a pleasant feature commentary from Eric Blakeney, who candidly discusses many of his decisions and ideas.