Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
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The King's Ransom

The blurb on the Netflix DVD jacket made me think this was drama (I put it on the queueueue in 2005), but it's a comedy. A business baron named Malcolm King is divorcing his snippy wife and giving a tweaky sex kitten a VP position. He tries to figure out how to keep his wife from getting all his money and he decides that he should fake a kidnapping of himself. What he doesn't realize until way too far into the film for reason is that three other people/groups of people plan to really kidnap him to get money. He gets passed around, falls in love with his wife again, and everybody ends up dating someone. Not a top movie, but not awful, either.

The most noticable thing about the movie, though, was that all the main characters but two white characters were light-skinned blacks and the women had light eyes, as well. It was like having captions saying "characters that look white are better."
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