A Simple Plan

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Masterful thriller about greed has violence, language.

R 1998 121 minutes

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The complexity of too much money, too soon

A convoluted film that makes you wince at the lengths people's greed will take them and the complexity of having too much money at one time. I would have given this more stars except for the quick turn to crazy town that every one seems to take, especially Fonda's character. She goes from let's turn it in to go back to the scene of the crime...too much too soon. However Thornton's character is once again fantastic in his portrayal and lights up every scene he is in.

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