Directed by: Sam Fichtner
Written by: Sam Fichtner
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Thick As Thieves
New couple Gary (Luke Lenza) and Rose (Revell Carpenter) attend a dinner party with some of Gary's friends. A perfect place to introduce a new girlfriend to friends. After a quick introduction, Gary quickly notices that apparently, Rose has a bad habit. Stealing. She's quick about it but not so quick as nobody eventually noticing. As Gary moves in to quickly put a stop to things, Rose plays it off like it's nothing, as if it's the most normal thing in the world.
As the party continues so does Rose's shenanigans and when she goes upstairs to use the bathroom, things only get worse. Gary, with no real effect, tries to stop Rose as his friends seem completely oblivious to what's actually going on; Rose continues to pretend it's perfectly normal and Gary just may be overreacting a bit. But Gary hides a secret of his own, and once he's eventually had enough it comes crashing out, surprising Rose. He's not the man she thought he was, but he may still be just the man for her.
Thick As Thieves is a comedy heist romance hybrid. The jokes come in the form of WTF moments during the first 2/3rds of the film. It also comes from Rose's blatant kleptomaniac behavior and Gary's fumbling around trying to at first dismiss it, and then cover it up. It's the awkward introduction from hell and it's pretty comical to watch unfold. Sam Fichtner has an eye for visual flair that comes through loud and clear in this quick title. The twist that happens is also a great compliment to the story and is what allows this title to fall into the romantic category slightly. All in all this title labels itself as a fun film, and lives up to the genre.
Luke Lenza and Revell Carpenter easily look the parts. From their introduction as a new and handsome couple, continuing to adapt and be funny until the very end. This is all played out nicely from a production standpoint with fitting background music and editing. I was a little dismayed that it was over so quickly.
Thick As Thieves finds some solid footing and will keep you smiling a little all through its quick length. Never completely laugh out loud funny, but funny enough to hold your attention. And the concept is a great one. Thank you for reading and when you see this one pop up on your screen, give it a watch. You'll be glad you did.