“Two Thumbs Up, Way Up!” – Siskel & Ebert
In this seven-time Oscar®-nominated film*, things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) takes the case. Is she up for this challenge? You betcha.
*1996: Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand – winner), Actor in a Supporting Role (William H. Macy), Cinematography, Director, Film Editing, Original Screenplay (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – winner)
Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins, “Minnesota Nice” Featurette, Interview with The Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand, American Cinematographer Article, Original Trailer and TV Spot, Still Photo Gallery