Feeling Minnesota

Austin Chronicle

DIRECTED BY: Steven Baigleman

REVIEWED: 08-11-97

Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cameron Diaz, Dan Aykroyd, Courtney Love

To be honest, Feeling Minnesota is not a very good movie. The plot is thin at best -- Freddie, the small town mattress-back, is married to Sam, the local mob's accountant. Sam (D'onofrio) is thrilled by the arrangement. Freddie (Diaz) is not. She is desperate to get out of town and discovers that Jjaks, Sam's brother (Reeves) is her ticket out. A convoluted plot, sure, and one that really doesn't make much sense once you start asking questions about it. Reeves and Diaz are wooden, at best, and Aykroyd is simply reprising his role as a shady underworld figure with a twisted sense of humor. But, and this is a big but, D'onofrio, who just gave another stellar performance in Men in Black, is terrific as Sam and makes this two-hour jaunt into the lives of small-time hoods in the frozen Midwest a real treat.

--Adrienne Martini

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