Here's the Deal

In this Spanish black comedy (2013), two middle-aged family men (Miguel de Lira and Paco Tous), struggling to get by amid an economic recession, find a brick of cocaine that’s washed up on their favorite fishing beach and decide to chop it up and sell it. Typical of most thrillers about aspiring crooks, the movie turns on a series of darkly comic mishaps that illustrate how unfit they are for a life of crime; the dramatic scenes center on their family lives. Film and television has analogized organized crime and family dynamics for ages; director Alejandro Marzoa doesn’t reinvent the wheel here, but the charismatic leads and their comedic banter keep this watchable. In Spanish with subtitles.