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Trixie Alan Rudolph's screwball noir stars Watson as a rent-a-cop who, having stumbled upon a murder, undertakes some amateur sleuthing and transforms herself...TrixieComedy, Mystery and ThrillerPT117MR Alan Rudolph's screwball noir stars Watson as a rent-a-cop who, having stumbled upon a murder, undertakes some amateur sleuthing and transforms herself...2001-01-12Nathan LaneSony Pictures Classics
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Trixie

Genre: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Nick Nolte, Emily Watson, Nathan Lane; Director: Alan Rudolph; Author: Alan Rudolph; Runtime (in minutes): 117; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Alan Rudolph’s screwball noir stars Watson as a rent-a-cop who, having stumbled upon a murder, undertakes some amateur sleuthing and transforms herself into a goofy gumshoe. For reasons not made clear, the filmmaker’s forced his brilliant ensemble cast (which includes Lesley Ann Warren and Nick Nolte) to utter streams of silly/profound dialogue comprised of malapropisms and punny manglings (”She’d be a parasite for sore eyes.”). Trixie seems intended as Rudolph’s answer to The Long Goodbye, but it just feels loooong. C-