Randy and the Mob
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A good ol' boy from the middle-class suburbs of Atlanta becomes indebted to the mob in actor-turned-director/screenwriter Ray McKinnon's quirky crime comedy. Randy (McKinnon) is about as American as baseball and apple pie. Randy's wife (Lisa Blount) is a clinically depressed baton teacher who also suffers from a painful case of carpal tunnel syndrome, and his identical twin brother, Cecil (also McKinnon), is openly homosexual. When Randy runs into financial trouble, he seeks a quick fix by borrowing money from some local mobsters. Just when it begins to appear as if Randy has… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Filmmaker-actor Ray McKinnon voices his Southern droll in this amusing, feel-good comedy."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"It's a film brimming with individual scenes featuring nice visual touches about the South and comforting down-home dialogue spiced with a healthy twinge of sarcasm. Too bad the movie never completely gels."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"...the sort of movie that, if the dice fall right, could find a considerable audience. It is a lot smarter and truer to life than a lot of little independent movies that could and did."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Not a very good movie, on the whole, but there are laugh-out-loud moments and there's promise in the unusual world it depicts."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Arch in a way that his previous feature was honest, it's a clumsy attempt to lay an overcoat of forced cornpone whimsy on a drab storyline involving mobsters."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The influences of a strange outside world rub up against -- and sometimes abrade -- Southern tradition and a good ol' boy's increasingly fragile sense of self in this dry, gentle, sometimes silly and sometimes very funny comedy."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A Southern-fried deadpan farce that suggests a mid-'60s CBS sitcom as reimagined by Hal Hartley."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"It's just that the comedy and the drama never quite crystalize into anything remotely affecting, with the end result feeling more like some extended Southern in-joke than an honest movie."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Slow-cooked to perfection"
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
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