Scott Brown
July 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Whole Nine Yards

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
97 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/18/00
performer
Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Amanda Peet
director
Jonathan Lynn
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Mitchell Kapner
genre
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Nobody does nervous dyspepsia like Perry — thank goodness. As a brittle dentist in The Whole Nine Yards, he finds himself perpetually nauseated at the carnage triggered by the arrival of a contract killer (a sedate Willis) into his colorless suburban existence. Director Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny) is under the mistaken impression that nothing is funnier than watching Perry jerk himself through a scene — except maybe watching him vomit. C-

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