Excess Baggage

 (487)5.41 h 41 min1997X-RayPG-13
A disgruntled heiress is the target of an unsuspecting car thief who is inadvertently drawn into a plot to kidnap her. Stars Alicia Silverstone.
Marco Brambilla
Alicia SilverstoneJack ThompsonChristopher Walken
English [CC]
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Benicio Del ToroNicholas TurturroHarry Connick Jr.Leland OrserMichael Bowen
Bill BordenCarolyn Kessler
Columbia Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

487 global ratings

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joel wingReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Was expecting more from del Toro and Silverstone but they turned out to be predictable
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Excess Baggage is an odd couple story that begins with Benicio del Toro accidently stealing a car with Alicia Silverstone in the trunk. I have always been a big del Toro fan which is what drew me to the movie. It had some other excellent actors like Christopher Walken as well. He gets to play a tough guy and does an excellent job. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with del Toro and Silverstone. I thought there would be more to them but it turned out to be very predictable. First del Toro is the hapless crook and Silverstone out smarts him. Then they bond and you can guess the rest.
KarolynReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Benicio and Alicia develop into matched baggage.
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Wish there were more movies with Benicio Del Toro in a sympathetic victim role. Clearly Defined good guys and bad guys, charming with funny moments and unfolds at a good pace. He and Alicia share a great ending.
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M.W.Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
decent movie :)
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i do love this movie. it's a definitely major change from her 'clueless' role lol (another movie i love) but she does it so well, and benicio is awesome as vincent. a few bonus characters like christopher walken and harry connick jr make the movie that much better :) emily (alicia silverstone) decides to try and get her father's attention by arranging her own kidnapping but then she really is 'kidnapped' when vincent steals her car w/ her already in the trunk (by her own doing). of course, at first they hate each other, but start to get used to each other after awhile and you can guess what happens from there lol. so it's kinda predictable but still enjoyable to watch IMO.
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PinkReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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I watched it again because I really enjoy this movie. It IS good. Well written and acted. Worth repeat views. There are two quotes I love -
Vincent: "How stupid do you think I am?" Emily: "I don't know. How stupid is there."

Vincent: "The best way to make a dream come true is to wake up."
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kei.Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not Typical Del Toro, But Good
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I'm a Benecio del Toro fan; this role is one that allows the most dialogue from him in the his earlier films. It's got a good cast, is not as dark as BdT's usual movies, is amusing and a good feel good movie. Not one of his best roles but the film is enjoyable. One of those movies I watch to lighten things up when I really don't want to think about anything. I recommend this for del Toro fans and anyone looking for an amusing, no deep thought required film.
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David E. BaldwinReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gosh, This Is A Swell Movie.
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This is a pretty neat latter day screwball romance comedy. The honcho who thought of casting Benicio Del Toro and Alicia Silverstone as potential lovers is either a genius or ready for the asylum. Regardless there is palpable chemistry between the two that produces kinetic sparks. A bonus is Christopher Walken as Silverstone's ambiguous Uncle Ray. You didn't really think a mere band of bikers could intimidate the Walkenator, did you? If there's a gripe to made is that the story is kind of thin, trite, and predictable. That said I'm not going to complain about a movie that has the gumption, for the most part to go the beat of its own quirky rhythms. It recalled to me films like "Something Wild" and "True Romance" that defied romance film convention.
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Joseph VReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie! Nice picture quality on DVD
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Great DVD. Picture quality and sound is 👌. It is in full screen 1:33 so there's black bars on the right and left of the screen (on an HDTV) but I still think it looks great so no complaints here
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Dan R AtwaterReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Mistakes were made
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Good premise, ruined by BDT's performance. Not sure why he/the director thought making the character mentally handicapped was appropriate for the story.
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