How To Rob A Bank

Synopsis: Jinx has coasted through life oblivious to the world around him and without a care in the world. His life is thrown into a spin when he gets caught in the middle of a bank heist and is forced to arbitrate this intense situation between the thieves and the police.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Andrews Jenkins
Production: IFC Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

Life, as you know it,

is stealing from you.

Literally. Minute by minute,

surcharge by surcharge...

the ubiquitous convenience of modern

life is bleeding you dry.

Nickel by nickel.

Chump change.

The dime you don't even bother bending

over to pick up on some sidewalk...

is the very same dime you get

"bent-over" for by all these "services."

You call 411,

that'll cost you 50.

You want to actually PLACE that call,

that'll cost you an additional 49.

That adds up

to guys like you and me.

By the end of the week, the day before

payday, I've got 20 bucks to my name.

But don't even think about trying

to withdraw your money.

It cost me $1.50

to get my twenty dollars.

I only have $18.50 after the freakin'

ATM takes its cut...

which means I don't have twenty

dollars, I have insufficient funds.

That's why I'm here!

Now, listen closely because

I'm about to tell you a secret.

How to beat the "system"...

and take charge of

the surcharge in life.

Sh*t! That hurts! Son of a...

- I couldn't care less you whinny little...

- Whoa there skippy.

If I wanted more verbal abuse, I'd call

some customer service center somewhere.

Sorry, didn't catch that last part?

Was that, "Sorry for being a b*tch...

I'll be nice now?"

Ouch! You...

- Ok, let's start over.

- Good idea.

What do you want?

- My twenty bucks.

- I think we covered that.


So, what's your name?

Jason, Jason Taylor.

People call me Jinx though.

What's your name?

- Jessica.

- Jessica. Nice name.

You kind of look like a Jessica.

- Ok. So... what's next?

- What do you mean?

What are you going to do?

I don't know.

I mean, well, I don't know.

- You don't know?

- No, not exactly.

Not exactly?

What's next?

What is your next step?

i.e. Evaluate. Execute. Exit.

What is your plan?

Have you got a plan?

Did you ever think of devising

a plan in a situation like this?

Maybe you ought to have a plan.

- Oh, boy.

- You know. No! Oh, God...

What's this?

Oh, sorry about that.

That's what they call a cell phone.

- Thanks.

- What are you going to do?

- Um, hello?

- Hello?

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Hello? Can you here me?

- Who's this?

- I asked you first.

- Excuse me?

- I said, who is this?

- I heard what you said.

So, who is this,

to whom am I speaking with?

- More importantly, what do you want?

- I don't know.

- You don't know?

- My twenty bucks.

Let's start over,

let's just say my name is Simon.

Ok, good enough for me.

So, Simon, what's the deal?

How do we do this?

How do we do this?


you tell me what you want,

i.e. your demands.

Then I give you what's

called a counter-offer...

giving you part of what you want,

but not everything...

so I hold a decent

bargaining position...

to deliver what it is I want.

Got it?

- I don't think I like your attitude.

- That 'a boy...

now you're beginning

to get the feel!

I want my twenty bucks...

and safely get out of here!

What we have here

is a symbiotic relationship.

Now we're cooking 'cause you want out

of there and I'd love to be in there.

And in the spirit of negotiation...

I would like to see you dead...

and you'd like to get out safely...

so let's meet in the middle

and just have you come out.

- What do you say? Big boy.

- You're kind of brutally blunt...

and to tell you the truth,

it's a bit unsettling.

I'm not so sure about this.

Whatever. Do we have a deal?

I would love to accommodate you,

except the seeing me dead part.

But, I didn't lock this door...

it sealed itself when

the alarm went off...

and I don't know how to open it.

And that's my problem, how?

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