It seemed simple. Just deliver the cash. But when Jimmy (Heath Ledger) loses $10,000 of dirty money, the underworld comes knocking. If there's no cash, there's no more Jimmy. Suddenly it comes down to one hour, one girl, one crazy idea and ten thousand reasons to risk it all.


Jimmy - Heath Ledger - works at Sydney`s Kings Cross as a spruiker for a girlie show. He`s small time but he knows the connection he needs for the big time. It`s Pando - Bryan Brown - a crime boss who has possibly the worst dress sense of any Australian screen character. When Pando asks him to deliver $10,000 to a flat in Bondi Jimmy thinks he`s set on a career path. But disaster strikes. Jimmy had recently met Alex - Rose Byrne - and been smitten. His fascination with her and some really bad luck leads to the loss of the $10,000. Pando`s relentless. He wants his money and he sends his minions in pursuit. Meanwhile the street kids who took the money are spending up big. Jimmy takes refuge in the suburbs courtesy of pal Dierdre, Susie Porter. But it seems the burbs are even more surreal than Jimmy`s other life...This tremendously enjoyable urban nightmare which was written and directed by Gregor Jordan shows an uncanny knack for tapping into the Australian idiom and pushing it to an hilarious edge. There`s a bank robbery that is truly inspired in its absurdism. Heath Ledger lets us see what all the fuss is about - he gives a natural and likeable performance as Jimmy. Bryan Brown is just wonderful as Pando, the whole cast is really solid. The presence of the ghost of Jimmy`s brother is the only questionable note in the whole film. He`s necessary for the plot, but skews the film unnecessarily beyond its natural bounds. Two Hands looks great with Malcolm McCulloch`s cinematography and Gregor Jordan`s energetic direction really adds to this delightful new Australian film. David`s Comments: A terrific thriller, full of surprises and with a wonderfully Aussie sense of humour. The plot is beautifully worked out, the direction is utterly confident. Heath Ledger is sensational in the leading role, and Bryan Brown`s avuncular crime boss is one of his best portrayals. David Field is splendid, too, as the vicious but incompetent gunman. Sequences like the planning of the bank robbery, while the robbers` kids play up and Mum brings the tea, are beautifully handled. The only flaw: the silly character of the ghostly dead brother, who could have been completely dropped.