This is one of those classic nineties comedies, you have a entertaining odd couple that finds themselves in more trouble they can handle. Written and directed by Steve Oedekerk (Ace Ventura, Patch Adams, Kung Pow, Bruce Almighty) who’s not related to Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Nothing to Lose is a classic nineties buddy movie. However, this is not an ordinary “unlikely friends” flick since we have the black and white dynamic, brooding and talkative dynamic and so on and so on. Add to this a lot of action and witty dialogue and you got yourself a really entertaining and funny movie.

Nick Beams life could not get any worse, he came home early from work one day and found out that his wife is cheating on him with his boss (I know it`s a cliche). He drives away, not caring for his life when he is jumped by a robber (Martin Lawrence) trying to still his car and money. But he did not know that Nick Beam does not care about those things… Tim Robbins was a treat here, we got only a couple of his comedic roles and this one could be his best (if we don’t count that Pick of Destiny cameo). He really spiced up the story and brought it to the next level along with a lot of help from Martin who was also great. So if you are looking for some relaxing movie look no more and enjoy…

Director: Steve Oedekerk

Cast: Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelly Preston, Michael McKean

Fun Stuff: The film was directed by Steve Oedekerk who also wrote the film and made a cameo appearance as a lip-synching security guard in the film.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119807/

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