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The Maiden Heist

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, nudity and brief fantasy violence.
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Primary Audience:
Adults, Teens
Genre:
Crime, Comedy
Length:
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Year of Release:
2009
USA Release:
DVD: November 24, 2009
Copyright, Sony Pictures, Yari Film Group Releasing Copyright, Sony Pictures, Yari Film Group Releasing Copyright, Sony Pictures, Yari Film Group Releasing
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Copyright, Sony Pictures, Yari Film Group Releasing

Thieves in the Bible: Theft, Robbery, The two thieves

Featuring: Morgan Freeman (as Charles), Christopher Walken (Roger Barlow), William H. Macy (George McLendon), Marcia Gay Harden, Breckin Meyer, Wynn Everett, Sophya Gudelman, Nicki Connors, Bates Wilder, Kimmie Johnson, Joseph McKenna, Christy Scott Cashman, Robert Masiello, Lauren E. Clarke, Chuck Slavin, Mike Phelan O'Toole, Roger Dillingham Jr., Rich Skinner, Todd Weeks, Bhavesh Patel, Adam Zalt, Dale Appel, Vic Clay, Tarek Moussa, Albert Gornie, Fraser Townley, Anthony Cascio, Douglass Bowen Flynn, Beau C. Bedugnis, Stephen E. Stapinski, Todd Mello, Vincent J. Earnshaw, Ben Skinner, Luis Moco, Eric Hofer, Philip Dorn Hebert, Patrick Mel Hayes, Osmani Rodriguez, David J. Curtis, Peter Darrigo, Naheem R. Garcia, A.G. Wilde, Jimmy F. Wilson, Roger, Amanda Wall, Lawrence Hollie, Patricia B. Till, Scott C England, Bart A. Piscitello Jr., Ellen Becker-Gray, Burke Bryant, Gail Bugeja, Jim Chiros, Desiree April Connolly, Michael Anthony Coppola, Elisangela, David J. Garfield, Mark Hemphill, Edmund J. Janas, Haytham Kandil, Glenn W. Kane, Dan Marshall, Giovanni Pantaleo, Michael J. Peluso, Billy Silvia, Kal Thompson, Donald Warnock, Rob Williams, Ashley Wolfe
Director: Peter Hewitt
“Garfield,” “Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey,” “The Borrowers”
Producer: Dog Pond Productions, Paris Film, Revelations Entertainment, Yari Film Group (YFG), Morgan Freeman, David Glasser, William H. Macy, Jonathan McCoy, Lori McCreary, Rob Paris, Kim H. Winther, Bob Yari
Distributor: Sony Pictures, Yari Film Group Releasing

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Charles, Roger and George are the very picture of honest security guards. But when they learn their favorite artworks are being sent to another museum, they concoct a plan to switch the real masterpieces with fakes. All goes well until a mistake forces these first-time thieves into a last-minute escapade in the comedy caper that proves you’re never too old to have some new fun.

Their plan wasn’t exactly a work of art. It was a stroke of genius. But now the perfect crime is turning into a perfect disaster in this madcap comedy featuring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, Marcia Gay Harden and Academy Award nominee William H. Macy.

Charles, Roger and George are the very picture of honest security guards. But when they learn their favorite artworks are being sent to another museum, they concoct a plan to switch the real masterpieces with fakes. All goes well until a mistake forces these first-time thieves into a last-minute escapade in this comedy caper.”

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Neutral—There are a number of objectionable elements. One character is homosexual although never discussed, but hinted at by mannerism, etc. One character’s obsession is with a statue of a male nude. I think (think is stressed here) we realized he wants to identify with the supposed manliness of the statue (by being nude with it) rather than being sexually aroused by it. We were not sure for awhile, and it is still very odd. Character seems to want to be more manly in other ways, also. Another character steals money from the couple’s (or her) vacation savings and then lies to cover it up.

Sexual references and innuendo between the married couple. Female character in bathing suit with cleavage showing while camera lingers on her from husband’s viewpoint. Several shots of male nudity from the back. Side shots do not show any frontal nudity, that I noticed. The description of the movie leaves out it does have a moral point. Stop dreaming about something in the future or far-off and realize you may already have it. Also circumstances may be the same, yet our perceptions and feelings can change for the better. Particularly in marriage this can be a good lesson. However it, also, seems to say crime pays.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 3½
—Leslie, age over 35 (USA)
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