Directed and written by Josh Hamburg (the writer of Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Along Came Polly, Night School and I Love You, Man), Safe Men is about Sam (Sam Rockwell) and Eddie (Steve Zahn), lounge singers who somehow are mistaken for safe crackers and come into the orbit of Jewish mobster Big Fat Bernie Gayle (Michael Lerner) and his assistant Veal Chop (Paul Giamatti), as well as another Jewish gangster named Goodstuff Leo (Harvey Fierstein).
Nearly everyone involved with this movie has gone on to do bigger and better things, including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Showalter (Hamburg’s college roommate) and Peter Dinklage. What emerges is a funny tale of two mob bosses out to destroy one another simply to have a special cup that will improve the quality of their respective son’s bar mitzvah. It’s probably the only organized crime movie that you’ll ever see about Providence, Rhode Island and for that, I am happy that I watched it.
Man, being a musician takes you down dome dark paths, huh?