Gene was under the weather, and did not review
Both old and new Las Vegas get a ribbing
in this old-fashion tale of love in Sin City.
William H. Macy is the "cooler"
of the title, a man so unlucky, if he passes a table, everyone
goes on a losing streak.
He's about to leave town after paying off
a debt, when love unexpectedly enters his life.
It's an unusual love story, in an unusual
The Cooler is
a Las Vegas fable about a sad sack whose loser spell is so catching
that he's employed to "cool" the luck of hot streak
players at the casino, where he is working off a huge gambling
The star is the most unlucky guy on the
strip; even his cat ran away and his house plants all died.
Things look pretty bad until he meets a
cocktail waitress who befriends and changes his luck for a while,
until a surprise visitor puts him in the middle of a family mess.
This is a Sundance Festival hit, with very
good acting all around.