Cooler, The (2003)
Front Cover Actor
William H. Macy Bernie Lootz
Alec Baldwin Shelly Kaplow
Maria Bello Natalie Belisario
Shawn Hatosy Mikey
Ron Livingston Larry Sokolov
Paul Sorvino Buddy Stafford
Estella Warren Charlene
Arthur J. Nascarella Nicky 'Fingers' Bonnatto
Joey Fatone Johnny Cappella
M.C. Gainey Highway Officer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director Wayne Kramer
Producer Sean Furst
Writer Frank Hannah; Wayne Kramer
Studio Lions Gate
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The premise of this swinging Vegas picture is enough to carry it over its narrative rough spots. The unluckiest sap on the planet (William H. Macy) is employed as a "cooler" at a casino; his very presence can chill the hot streak of any patron on a roll. He's valued by the old-school manager of the place, a role given a two-fisted, bourbon-swilling incarnation by Alec Baldwin. Macy means to quit, but then he falls for a waitress (the excellent Maria Bello, from Permanent Midnight)--might his luck be changing? The subplots are pretty much a mess, but the frank sex scenes between Macy and Bello give the movie a truly offbeat feel. The tawdry air of a second-rate casino is also nicely done: This is not the new family-friendly Las Vegas, but a tough place of superstitions, sinister back rooms, and shabby motels. The characters are perfectly at home. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
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Index 1585
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/24/05
Purchase Price $5.00
Store Target
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 031398118244
Release Date 4/27/04
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1