Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Maiden Heist Movie Review 178

The Maiden Heist is a movie from 2009 starring Christopher Walken, William H Macy, Morgan Freeman and Marcia Gay Harden. It is directed by Peter Hewitt who also did Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey and Garfield.

 This film is set in an art gallery when a guy called Roger(Walken) works. He seems to be obsessed with a painting named The Lonely Maiden. He stares at it and he knows a lot of stuff about it. His wife is called Rose(Harden) and she is saving for a vacation to Florida. Roger is broken hearted when he hears that his favourite painting is about to be moved to another gallery in Denmark. He comes up with a plan which involves Charles(Freeman) and George (Macy) who want to steal other pieces of art that they can't bear to lose either.
The three guys come up with a plan to steal what they want as they help to pack up all of the art to be moved.

They come up with replicas of the pieces of art. A lot of things go wrong and some comedy ensues. Eventually, they manage to get what they want and everything ends up well for the bunch. This movie is a comedy and there are some funny moments in it, I would say. It is not a laugh out loud film but it should give you a chuckle here and there. It is a decent comedy/drama and it is worth seeing. The cast are very good and they give decent performances throughout. I would recommend it if you like a gentle comedy with some laughs and some good actors in it. I enjoyed it and it was worth seeing it.

The Maiden Heist 5/10


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