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The Robbery (2017)

Crystal robs a liquor store-it goes pretty OK.

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Jim Cummings
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Cast overview:
Rae Gray ... Crystal
Waymond Lee ... Store Owner
Matt Miller ... Josh
PJ McCabe ... Marty
Ari Loeb ... Tough Customer
Maggie Monk Maggie Monk ... Mace Woman
Thomas Owen ... Officer John (as Tommy Owen)
Cameron H. Price Cameron H. Price ... Ruben the driver
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Impressive in the how rather than the what
29 March 2017 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

This dark comedy sees a meth head go to rob a store while her Uber waits for her in order to get money to get her dog out of the pound. Things don't go to plan – which is to say they go just as badly as you would expect that "plan" to go.

There is a certain dark amusement in seeing Crystal (yes, really) have a disaster and one misfortune after another in pursuit of a small amount of money. The film plays it out with commitment, although at the same time it is pretty broad in how it does it – although it is not openly mocking the lead character, it doesn't build her out to be more than the butt of the misfortunes. In terms of content the film has this limit, although it is neat in what it does. The manner of delivery makes it worth noting; it is all done in one shot – from the Uber on the road, into the store, around the store, and back out again. Technically I liked this, but it also means the actress is impressive as she deals really well with hitting her marks, having special effects applied to her, and of course keeping her performance going at the same time. And it is a good performance that asks her to be crazy, sad, in pain, in rage – it is quite a range she goes through and she sells the character and scenario.

The content itself is a bit broad, but the actual delivery is really good.


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