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      Milwaukee, Minnesota

      R Released Jan 24, 2003 1h 35m Drama List
      38% Tomatometer 34 Reviews 50% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Mentally disabled champion fisher Albert Burroughs (Troy Garity) grows up under the protection of his possessive mother, Edna (Debra Monk), and gentle shopkeeper Sean (Bruce Dern). When Edna suddenly dies, word of Albert's inheritance and his winnings from fishing tournaments attracts unscrupulous types to his small Wisconsin town, including Jerry James (Randy Quaid), who claims to be the young man's father. Albert, who's smarter than he appears, must fend off everyone's designs on his money. Read More Read Less
      Milwaukee, Minnesota

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      Well-cast but frustratingly underwhelming, Milwaukee, Minnesota assembles a number of intriguingly unique ingredients that add up to a mostly middling mess.

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Garity doesn't break any new Rainman ground here, but Allan Mindel's film has a nice sense of place, and Richard Murphy's script has lots of low-key surprises. Rated: 4/5 Sep 16, 2005 Full Review Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle Memorable enough to warrant another shot at director. This film ends in a way that proves Mindel doesn't rely on cliches to make a statement. Rated: 3/4 Sep 9, 2005 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List The plot is telegraphed so early on that the mystery starts dissolving, and all that is left is for the film to meander towards its ultimately unsatisfying Hollywood ending. Rated: 3/5 Apr 23, 2019 Full Review Eric Monder Film Journal International Contains all the elements of a charmingly offbeat independent film, but somehow those elements never quite gel. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dan m Like an indie black comedy version of Waterboy set in Wisconsin and instead of football it's ice fishing. Even the main character looks and sounds a lot like Adam Sandler. It's slow paced for the most part but it's not a total dud at least. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I wasn't so sure if this shoestring budget indie film would work storywise and with the acting...but really all held together very well. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member strange but OK movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member More predictable than its makers seem aware, its emotional hooks much too dull to pull us in. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved the music. Nice to see local scenes in here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member The main character is a cross between Rain Man and Forrest Gump. At first I didn't think I was going to buy into his character but really did after a while. I liked this movie. I thought the story was very original and the cast was pretty big for an independent film like this. It was refreshing to see Randy Quaid play a serious role that didn't make him look like a goofball like in Independence Day or Vegas Vacation. I laughed at the brief Josh Brolin appearance, I wonder how he feels about it given his recent stardom. I won't give it away, ok, I will. He was wearing a thong and some sort of garter belt. I am still trying to figure out what the hell that was all about. He was only in the movie for a few minutes, I really wonder how he, of all people, was chosen for that. Bruce Dern was solid as well. This kept my interest for the entire movie which more often than not equals a positive rating from me. If you get a chance you should watch this. All I could think of is this was a mini-Fargo. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Mentally disabled champion fisher Albert Burroughs (Troy Garity) grows up under the protection of his possessive mother, Edna (Debra Monk), and gentle shopkeeper Sean (Bruce Dern). When Edna suddenly dies, word of Albert's inheritance and his winnings from fishing tournaments attracts unscrupulous types to his small Wisconsin town, including Jerry James (Randy Quaid), who claims to be the young man's father. Albert, who's smarter than he appears, must fend off everyone's designs on his money.
      Director
      Allan Mindel
      Producer
      Michael J. Brody, Jeff Kirshbaum
      Screenwriter
      Richard Murphy
      Distributor
      Tartan Films USA
      Production Co
      Albert & Tuey Productions
      Rating
      R (Some Violence|Brief Drug Use|Sexual Content|Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 24, 2003, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Jun 3, 2005
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 17, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $17.4K
      Runtime
      1h 35m