Sweet heavenly nectar...Oh, how shall I sing the virtues of a wonderful film? "A Simple Plan" is in my top ten for the past year. Since I liked it so much, I will not write a long review, instead leave the viewer to experience it first-hand. I would hate to ruin the fun of discovering this film.
I wish merely to list some of the many admirable qualities of "A Simple Plan:" 1. Elegantly small cast. Each actor perfectly suited to his/her role. 2. Fantastic, seamless acting. Paxton, Thornton, Briscoe, and Fonda LIVE in their characters. 3. Intriguing, complex, intelligent story. 4. Wonderful restraint shown by the director. Not overdone, simple in its complexity. 5. Very fitting soundtrack by Danny Elfman. Enhanced the mood without being overwhelming.
I am not sure how they pulled this one off.
Please go see this film. It is really great. I think it will become a classic.A modern film classic. Turn off your computer and go see it now.