A Simple Plan (1998)
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bill Paxton (Hank), Billy Bob Thornton (Jacob), Bridget Fonda (Sarah), Brent Briscoe (Lou), Chelcie Ross (Sheriff Carl), Gary Cole (FBI Agent)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Siblings-Family, Psychological Thrillers
Plot – Spoilers:
Hank has a life to look forward to and is a little smug that he’s found happiness as was defined for him by his dad – a wife, the respect of his town and even a kid on the way. He’s chosen to remain oblivious to certain family-related facts because it’s been convenient to do so. Family for him now, is the one at home. Everyone else, whether it’s his mother’s grave or his younger brother Jacob, are mostly obligations that tie him down from a sense of duty.
Hank does have some sympathy for Jacob who’s a bit slow and a kissless virgin, but hanging out with Jacob and his buddy Lou is usually a painful chore. One such chore leads the three to a crashed plane hidden in the snow. Inside the plane is a pilot being pecked apart by crows and a bag full of cash.
The bag turns out to be a Pandora’s box unleashing suspicion and distrust among the three, fueled by Hank’s wife who has a clear plan for their future. Along the way, Hank grows to understand and care more for his brother. But over 4 million in 100 dollar bills is kind of heavy and can smother most people’s sense of morality.
Jesus what is happening to this site?
great film but not effed up
Thank you for the upload… Btw, there’s a film with a similar theme, “three roommates”, “a huge amount of money” called Shallow Grave (1994) and is more effed up than this.
Noooo Jacob, the only character I cared about in this movie !! :’^(
I love Sam Raimi! (Hint ;)) Tobey Maguire is and will always remain my uncontested favourite Spiderman 🙂
God bless Sam Raimi