Raising Arizona
1987
Ex-cop Edwina "Ed" McDonnough (Holly Hunter) and her ex-con husband, H.I. (Nicolas Cage), are devastated when they learn they can't have children. Not to worry: They reckon they'll just "borrow" one of furniture magnate Nathan Arizona's (Trey Wilson) new quintuplets. Featuring oodles of idiosyncratic humor, this kidnapping farce from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen is a deft nod to classic screwball comedy. John Goodman and William Forsythe co-star.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

This comedy isn't for everybody, given its oddball dialect and giddy willingness to turn into a live-action cartoon, but those are exactly the qualities that endeared it to me. I laughed throughout, and didn't want it to end. Some people have said that the main character in My Name is Earl is based on Nicolas Cage here, and I can see the similarity.

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