Nothing to Lose

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Nothing to Lose ★★½ 1996 (R)

Ad exec Nick Beam (Robbins) is having a very bad day. He loses his job, finds his wife is having an affair, then gets carjacked by street-wise but dim-witted thief T-Paul (Lawrence). T-Paul picked the wrong day to rob Nick, who ironically takes T-Paul hostage. The unlikely pair find they have more in common than realized. Screwball buddy comedy shows its originality in casting, and not much else. Robbins and Lawrence are an inspired pair with great comedic potential but are trapped in a mundane story. Filming was delayed due, in part, to Lawrence's constant runins with the law. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelly Preston, Michael McKean, Irma P. Hall, Susan Barnes, Rebecca Gayheart, Patrick Cranshaw; D: Steve Oedekerk; W: Steve Oedekerk; C: Donald E. Thorin; M: Robert Folk.