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Plot: Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So when T. Paul, a carjacker, attempts to rob him, it is the last ... Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 18 Jul 1997
Best Black Guy, White Guy Comedy ever (by thewag777)
Even better than Trading Places. I will only spoil the first 20 minutes. Nick Beam, well played by Tim Robbins, is an upper-middle class white man with a pretty wife, a successful career in advertising, and a nice home. His marriage seems happy, but one day he comes home early and sees his wife straddling another man in their bed. He doesn't say anything. She doesn't even know he was there. He finds his boss's cuff links on the way out, and therefore realises that it was his boss whom his wife was on top of.After driving in a daze at about 20 miles an hour, Nick Beam wanders <more>
into the ghetto. This is where Terrance, played by Martin Laurence, attempts to mug him. Well, Nick Beam is so depressed that he really doesn't value his own life, and takes Terrance for a little ride.The rest of the movie is filled with their crazy adventures. A few robberies, and Tim's gradual transformation into a criminal. There is a hilarious scene where Tim has a spider on his head, freaks out, and... well you'll see. That scene alone would have made the movie worth watching even if the rest were terrible. But fortunately, there is plenty more wacky adventures for these two before the twist at the end.Most of this is comedy, but it does get a little serious at certain parts. How could the producers contrast the lives of a well-to-do white man with a struggling black man from the ghetto without going into social injustices? Nick Beam accuses Terrance of laziness and wasting his time robbing people instead of finding a job. Terrance never goes into details, but just tells Nick not to judge him. Then, Nick discovered several rejection letters to Terrance from potential employers. Furthermore, Terrance, a mugger, has a wife and kids and he seems to be a good father to them. It looks like Terrance is more than a common thug.Lastly, I complement the musical choices. The spider dance scene was to the song, I think its called, 'The Scott Man.' Something like that. Its funny. Later in the movie, Pachebel's 'Canon' is played. The song at the end of the movie is a rap to the music of 'Canon.' I don't normally like rap, but I liked that, very creative.I give the movie a perfect 10. Its not a copy of Trading Places at all, but it does have a similar theme, rich white guy, poor black guy. This is one of the few movies that has made me laugh uncontrollably for more than a few seconds at a time. If you haven't seen it, watch it, and you will watch it many more times after, I guarantee.
Quite Possibly One of the Funniest Movies Ever (by seamovieman)
I have seen this film several times now. I cannot stop laughing at everything I laughed at the first time that I saw it at the theatre. I had no idea what to expect at that viewing, other than the fact that I enjoyed Tim Robbins' work in the past and thought that Martin Lawrence was very funny. This did not prepare me for the life-changing event it was.I once showed this movie to a then-girlfriend who was no fan of the comedy genre, and thus it was a big risk to even attempt viewing an unknown comedy to begin with. But sure enough, she turned to me when it was over and declared it to be <more>
one of the most intelligent yet gut-level funny films she had ever seen.And without a doubt, she had summed it up best right there.
One of the funniest movies i have seen! (by Hitmanofnorway)
This movie was excellent and funny as hell... Seriously see this movie, i bought this one at a used DVD shop thinking it may be worth a watch. and I was pleasantly surprised by how funny this movie was. Basically: Awesome acting especially by Lawrence, Robbins and McGinley. Awesome script, Steve Oedekerk had to be high or something. It's so delightfully random but the again standard comedy that we can all enjoy.The scene with the security guard and his 2 hours of dancing Just watch the film! Pretty sure it's "ONE" of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
Good and funny. Just the way I like 'em! (by clyclone_505)
Nothing To Lose, with Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. Nick Beam Robbins has a bad day, and comes home early to surprise his wife. Nick is met with a nasty surprise when he sees his wife in bed with another man, who he finds out is his boss. Depressed and distraught, Nick leaves his house and drives for awhile. While in the city, bumbling thug Terrance Davidson Lawrence tries to car-jack him. Nick, feeling he has nothing to lose, takes Terrance for a fun ride, and begins their wacky adventure. It's a really funny movie...Nothing to lose is a great comedy that has a real feel to it. <more>
One of the funniest physical comedies - (by ealgerno)
I'm not usually one physical humor. The Three Stooges does absolutely nothing for me besides make me bored. But "Nothing to Lose" has a physical humor that is tempered with funny lines, good editing and great timing. If I'm every depressed or feeling blue - I just have to watch the "spider" dance that Tim Robbins does the music they played during that scene was perfect . There are so many little touches that add the proverbial "cherry on top". When they stopped to switch drivers - the soundtrack suddenly stops and then restarts when the vehicle is <more>
started again. Small clever additions like these make "Nothing to Lose" fun to watch. The movie always seems to be laughing at itself - and invites the audience in on the joke.
One of the greatest lighthearted comedies of all time! (by funbox)
Just a wonderful example of great chemistry. Lawrence and Robbins just click and it makes for one of the funniest movies of all time. A must see! Don't know why it never got the praise it deserved, but I've never really met anyone that saw and didn't love this movie.
Freeze suckerbitch! (by Sandcooler)
Buddy movies are a dime a dozen, but when they work they work. The brilliant Tim Robbins and a surprisingly tolerable Martin Lawrence really go nicely together, it's just fun to see them get into well, let's say wacky adventures or something. The movie's consistently funny, but it also works very well in its dramatic parts. Some bits might be rather corny, but the scenes in T's apartment are just genuinely touching. Also at some point Tim Robbins is dancing around with his shoes on fire while that song "Scatman" is playing. If that can't earn a movie a good <more>
grade, I seriously don't know what can. Overall this is a very witty and God save us all, heart-warming movie.
Far far better than i was expecting. (by CharltonBoy)
Nothing to lose is a very funny feel good comedy that starts on a high and stays there throughout. Martin Lawrence and Tim Robins have a chemistry on screen that is very rarely seen in comedies these days . Perhaps it is the black white thing that makes it funny , i dont know bot what i do know is that i laughed out loud to myself a few times which isfairly uncommon in American movies. As for British comedies , well thats a different thing.... 8 out of 10.
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Before Hollywood got it's hands on him, Martin Lawrence was an outrageous and hilarious stand-up comedian. In recent years, he was been toned down, in an effort to turn him into another Will Smith, but back in the day, there were few who were as funny or extreme as Martin Lawrence. Nothing To Lose is a great example of just how good, Lawrence was during his prime. The story follows Nick Beam, Tim Robbins a man who has seen something that no man should ever see. Devastated and downtrodden, Beam drops everything and goes for a drive, when a street thug named T, Martin Lawrence puts a <more>
gun in his face and tries to take his car. Beam's responds by laughing and saying, "Boy did you pick the wrong guy on the wrong day," and then he floors it, taking us into an improbably, but terrific adventure. Ever since his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins has been tight-cased into these high profile dramatic roles, making it hard to remember that he actually got his start doing comedy. The lanky, lovable, anger-crazed man he plays in this film is absolutely hysterical. The chemistry between Robbins and Lawrence is what makes this film work. They both have a distinct form of comedy that you wouldn't expect to work as well as it does, but I can say without hesitation that this under the radar comedy is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a very long time.