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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Truly down on his luck, lonely single guy Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario (Maria Bello) -- and when his contentment starts to affect his job, Shelly seeks to end the relationship.

Cast: William H. Macy , Alec Baldwin , Maria Bello , Shawn Hatosy , Ron Livingston , Paul Sorvino , Estella Warren , Arthur J. Nascarella

Director: Wayne Kramer

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Cooler (2003)

Release Date: November 19th, 2003|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Wayne Kramer, who co-wrote the scrappy script with Frank Hannah, makes a potent directing debut and strikes gold with the cast. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Sly, sexy Las Vegas fable. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Grabber sub-plots further boost a story that is basically made by its three leads. show more

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