Things Change
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Perhaps it was his collaborator Shel Silverstein who said to screenwriter David Mamet "Lighten up. Do a comedy." Whatever the case, Things Change was a welcome change of pace for Mamet, both as scenarist and director. Don Ameche also goes against his usual grain by playing a downtrodden Chicago shoeshine boy (if one can call an 80-year-old a "boy") who is arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Not having much of a future anyway, Ameche has agreed--for a hefty sum--to take the rap for a gangland rubout. Mob henchman Joe Mantegna is assigned to keep an eye on Ameche over… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"clever, funny and thoughtful"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"It's a film that comes with a perfect shoeshine and smile underneath its ludicrous and cynical premise."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A gangster fable about keeping one's word."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"David Mamet-Shel Silverstein collaboration is funny, touching and tense."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
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