Friday, September 30, 2016
Masterminds is for comedy food the white-trash soul.
Review by Matt CummingsIn Director Jared Hess' Masterminds, the "Hillbilly Heist" - the largest and perhaps most improbably heist in American history - is brought to the screen, care of an exceptionally talented corps of master comedians who use their talents to mostly hilarious effect. Zach Galifianakis plays the white-trash armored truck driver David Ghantt, whose pleasant and uncomplicated life is forever changed when his coworker Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) seduces him to steal from the Loomis Fargo bank, with the promise they'll be together in sunny Mexico. What the Prince Charming-do'ed Ghantt doesn't realize is that he's being manipulated by Campbell's thieving friend Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson), who intends to hang Ghantt out for the robbery and take all the money. Pursued in Mexico by Interpol, Ghantt assume different looks to maintain a low profile, but eventually meets the assassin Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis) who's been paid to take him out. As an FBI agent (Leslie Jones) begins to unravel the inside job, Ghantt must return to the States to rescue his girl and turn himself in to right this wrong. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.