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The Cooler

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Alec Baldwin, William H. Macy, ...

The Cooler

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
101 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/26/03
Wide Release Date:
12/19/03
performer:
Alec Baldwin, William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Joey Fatone, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino, Estella Warren
director:
Wayne Kramer (Director)
author:
Wayne Kramer (Director)
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

William H. Macy stars as a luckless loser who makes a career from his misfortune at a casino owned by an old friend (Alec Baldwin). But just as his fate changes (think Maria Bello), a surprise visitor puts him in the middle of a dilemma. A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was picked up for a cool $1.5 mil.