Movie Name: Thin Ice
Director: Karen Sprecher
Movie Released: February 17, 2012 (limited)
Movie Starring: Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Lea Thompson, David Harbour, Bob Balaban
Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife (Lea Thompson) and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story – all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it. He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer (Alan Arkin) who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey’s attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith (Billy Crudup) with a volatile temper dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing. Blending dark comedy and delirious Midwestern noir, “Thin Ice” reaches a breaking point that no one – least of all Mickey Prohaska – could ever see coming.