Thin Ice has a plot on thin ice?
Thin Ice is a film with a guy getting into something far deeper than he could have imagined or can deal with. It's about events overtaking him and escalating out of control and can provide for some great comedy and thriller films.
While the film does look like it might have some funny moments, I can't help but wonder if I'm going to get frustrated at the lead character for not taking the obvious course of action, apart from the fact that it would end the film early!
Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife (Lea Thompson) and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story -- all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it. He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer (Alan Arkin) who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey's attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith (Billy Crudup) with a volatile temper dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a madcap spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing. Blending dark comedy and delirious Midwestern noir, Thin Ice reaches a breaking point that no one -- least of all Mickey Prohaska -- could ever see coming
I'm hoping that it won't feel like there's a simple way out for the lead character and you'll get caught up with the events of his story in Thin Ice, but watching the trailer it's suggesting it is one of these stories that makes me wonder why the character doesn't just go out and do the right thing from the beginning. Hopefully the script manages to block these holes off and they aren't in the film.
Here's the trailer for Thin Ice through TrailerAddict: