Alan Rudolph directed and co-wrote this eccentric comedy about a woman who bumbles her way into fighting crime. Trixie Zurbo (Emily Watson) is a well-meaning but scatter-brained casino security guard, who dreams of a career as a private detective. Her ambition accidentally becomes reality when she's thrown into the middle of a series of events involving double-dealing state senator Avery (Nick Nolte), crooked real estate developer Red Rafferty (Will Patton), and his sleazy girlfriend Dawn Slotnick (Lesley Ann Warren). Along the way, Trixie finds romance with the suave Dex Lang (Dermot Mulroney). Nathan Lane appears in a supporting role as Kirk Stans, a flamboyant lounge singer. Trixie had its world premiere at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
This movie is very funny! Most of the gags are of the "anguished English" type, like mixed metaphors and such. I accidentally turned on the subtitles before the move started and I think that made it better. There were so many play-on-words and spoonerisms, that being able to read what was said helped me catch most of the jokes. It was very witty. I loved it.
LOVED IT!!!!!! One of the best movies I've seen in a long time!! Emily Watson is a great actress, as were the rest of the cast!! Loved how she would change phrases, like "looking through a needle for a haystack." Hilarious!!!!