This film is a lot like “Fargo” (1996), it only lacks the black humor of that classic.
In a snowy, small community, three people pick up a stupid plan that can only go wrong. Improvising they turn to violence and greed puts stress on their relation. From the beginning it is clear that they are going to have a run-in with organised crime. As in “Fargo” the naivety is stunning.
“A Simple Plan” is by far not as good as the Coen film. It is but a somewhat enjoyable film.