A Cool, Dry Place (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

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Russell, single father balances his work as a lawyer with the care of his five-year-old son, after his wife abandoned them. When she reappears creating turmoil, he must deal with his new love interest and a job opportunity of a lifetime.




  • A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
  • A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
  • Vince Vaughn in A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
  • Vince Vaughn in A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
  • Vince Vaughn in A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
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17 April 2003 | superscal23
Another good movie that nobody knows about
A Cool Dry Place is yet another film that helps make the point about small independent movies being better than most studio films. I try to pick out unknown movies with known stars. That's how I came upon A Cool Dry Place. Vince Vaughn stars as a single dad trying to adjust to life in a small town after years of being a married, working city man. Vince is torn between the characters played by Joey Lauren Adams, and Monica Potter. Adams is much more tolerable in this movie than she is in most of her other films I have seen. I think its because her character has more of an edge, and isn't always trying to be a sweetheart like her characters in other movies are. I don't really care for Monica Potter. I would say she gets the job done, but nothing more. The actor playing Vaughn's son is wonderful because he's not as annoying as most child actors are.

I admit that this movie is kind of slow, and struggles to keep your attention for about ninety minutes. If you make it that far, the climax to the movie is magnificent, and leaves the audience with a wonderful feeling as the credits roll.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,706 31 January 1999

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