The Ice Harvest

John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in The Ice Harvest (dir. Harold Ramis, 2005).

It might be a stretch to call this underrated, but it is at least a mildly entertaining black comedy, marred mainly by its somewhat prosaic visual style and an over-reliance on HBO-style sleaze. I liked that it was a noir set in Wichita, but was disappointed to learn that it was actually shot in the suburbs of Chicago. If you watch it, I recommend that you stop the movie immediately at the point where Charlie sees that Sidney's mobile home has run out of gas and go straight to Alternate Ending 1 on the DVD extras. Plus the Billy Bob Thornton outtake is pretty funny.

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