Film / Small Time Crooks

One of Woody Allen's zanier latter-day films, the 2000 comedy Small Time Crooks follows a former criminal named Ray (Allen) and his wife, Frenchy (Tracey Ullman), poor but happy in their New York City apartment. Ray hatches an elaborate scheme: Rob a bank by buying the building next door and tunneling under it. To explain their presence, Ray has Frenchy set up a cookie shop as a front. Two days later, the tunneling is getting nowhere, but the cookie shop is a huge success! True to Woody Allen style, this movie is more about how Ray and Frenchy's relationship progresses in the face of their new success and wealth.