Two compadres, Joe (Willis) and Terry (Thornton), go on a bank robbing spree adding unique, if not quirky, personalities, to their entourage as they go about their business in a most unusual, charismatic and polite manner. The "Over-Night Bandits" attract massive media attention for their oddly friendly style of dining and staying the night with their victims in order to assure a smooth transaction with those involved in getting to the money. Enter the attractive nutzy love-starved redhead, Kate (Blanchett), who threatens to come between the dynamic-duo's dreams of a new start in Mexico after one last big job as love and friendship collide, and Kate becomes deeply interwoven in their life of crime. Add in a rather unreliable if not distracted desert cowboy buddy, Harvey (Garity) and these characters make for precarious and unpredictable circumstances.
Hilarious dialogue and situations, Willis' performance is charismatic as ever. Thornton clever minded if not the obsessive hypochondriac with introspective observations of life along the way. The ending was imaginative and unexpected, something so many directors fail to achieve, this one delivers without fail!
You may wonder how this movie slipped by you without coming to your attention and garnering the accolades it deserved, but if we look at the release date, October 12, 2001, we realize, this film debuted only 1 month after our nation was still deeply in shock following the 9/11 attacks.
Rated PG-13, this is a great Saturday night flick!