Call me a bitch and do your best triple axel, but I’m just not getting that groovy feeling of anticipation from this Thin Ice trailer. The black comedy, directed by Jill Sprecher (Clockwatchers, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing), does boast a great trio of actors (Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup and Alan Arkin) who have the potential to take us on a delightfully dark ride, but whomever edited together this buch of footage did a lousy job of selling it. Described as a modern noir, Thin Ice follows bullshit artist/insurance salesman (same difference) Mickey Prohaska (Kinnear), down on his luck and on the verge of pulling a potentially lucrative scam on an elderly,retired man (Arkin). As with all “great” plans, something goes awry—in the form of an unstable ex-con/locksmith (Crudup)—and everything spirals out of control, like an ill-timed salchow take-off. The good news is that the film earned positive reviews at Sundance, so even though the trailer sucks, it might be worth checking out.
Both the poster and the premise are a little Fargoy; there’s nothing so bad about that.
Thin Ice also stars Lea Thompson, David Harbour and Bob Balaban; it opens in theaters February 17, 2012.
As a young girl, Cindy Davis dreamed of being an ice skater but alas, she is an ungraceful klutz.