In the icy heart of snow-blanketed Minnesota, a dumb-as-dirt car salesman (William H. Macy) hatches a plan to wipe out his personal debts. He'll hire a pair of small-time, out-of-town crooks (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife, then
collect the ransom from her dad (Harve Presnell), a wealthy tightwad. Naturally, things go horribly wrong. With the exception of the brooding MILLER'S CROSSING, this may be the warmest movie the Coen brothers have ever made. There's something unmistakably human beneath the oh-so-clever surface,
and Frances McDormand's hugely pregnant local cop Marge Gunderson -- who waddles implacably from bloody crime scene to even bl...