Life of Crime


Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def and Tim Robbins star in the comedy Life of Crime, based on Elmore Leonard’s novel ‘The Switch’. Watch the ‘Life of Crime’ trailer below. Stoic socialite Mickey Dawson (Aniston) becomes the target of an ill-planned kidnapping plot by a pair of fumbling ex-cons, Ordell Robbie (Def) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes), looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. But the husband (Robbins) decides he’d actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife.

Life of Crime movie posterRelease Date: August 29, 2014 (limited Theaters, iTunes & VOD)
Studio: Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Adaptation
Director: Daniel Schechter
Screenwriter: Daniel Schechter
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual content and violence.
Official Website: LifeofCrimeMovie.com

Plot Summary

Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel “The Switch,” “Life of Crime” is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he’d actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

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