An excellent film; thoroughly enjoyable, sentimental, but wise. A pleasant surprise, to say the least! Glenn Close in particular turns in an annoyingly overwrought performance as a Southern crazie -- she appears to have recreated the worst aspects of her earlier role as Norma Desmond and transposed it to the South. It's hard to believe a film this sunny came from Robert Altman, and is also this good, but there you go. The warmth and great cast don't hide a clumsy, thin, stereotyped core... An unexpectedly enjoyable and underrated film. But in 1999, Altman tried something a bit unique – he directed a motion picture with a plot. A trifle compared to Robert Altman's great films -- But it's a very assured trifle, and an unusually good-natured Altman film. It falls to her wild great-grandneice to find out what really happened. Meanwhile, Camille and Cora (who has been sworn to secrecy about the falsified death scene) are beside themselves: They like Willis and are horrified he's under arrest, but to free him would involve incriminating themselves. This particular cookie may not fill the belly, but it goes down easy. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I love it! Being a theatrical director, she decides this will not do... She invents a scenario for how a burglar might have murdered her. I like people stories like this. The obligatory whale-bellied cop Lester (Ned Beatty) knows the old boy did no such thing, because he and Willis are fishing fellows. Neal plays Cookie, a rich widow who misses her husband fiercely. This movie fell very short of anything to be even remotely expected. This is by far the best film by Altman that I have seen. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It is supposed to be for USA audience which means if there are foreign subtitles you should be able to delete them. Fortune is smiling down on veteran filmmaker Robert Altman with Cookie's Fortune. Extremely disappointed. | Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I thought that this would be a comedy about a Chinese restaurant or something (The only thing that I knew before taping it, was that it was a comedy from Robert Altman, that's where my confusion comes from). There's a problem loading this menu right now. If you've got some time on your hands then see the movie, but not in the theatre - you'll feel like your money was stolen. Mostly inoffensive with an awful last act. But all dishes should be prepared at the same standard. Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2009. Julianne Moore's troublesome daughter (Liv Tyler - great performance) knows instinctively that the suspect is innocent, so surrenders to custody for her numerous parking offences so she can support her friend (which lets her continue a one-time affair with deputy sheriff Chris O'Donnell). As such, it is hard to pin-point exactly what effects Fortune Cookies may be beneficial for. "Yeah, and gave me a cup of coffee and an issue of Field & Stream.'' Altman likes using Lyle Lovett, and he's reliable here in a small role. The cast blends so smoothly you can believe they all live in the same town. Even a video of some guy playing chess on his computer would have been more fascinating than this movie. This droll Southern Gothic comedy is one of the slighter tales, but still tailored to his specifications: a first rate ensemble engaged in overlapping plots for an irreverent kaleidoscope-of-life. Almost exclusively working with original screenplays, he can play his game and say his piece. [2 April 1999, Calendar, p.F-1] 100. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Altman's never been hung up on structure, and this one is very loose in the slow first third given to atmosphere and amusingly odd notes - see Lyle Lovett's creepy catfishmonger.

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