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In the Soup (1992)

A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »

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A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick. His beautiful object is his next-door neighbor Angelica, who's understandably preoccupied with her own life, as an illegal immigrant and single mom. Aldolpho Rollo's writing his unending masterpiece screenplay from a walk-up NYC flat, in-between peering at debtors through his peephole. AR's hopes to win her love take wing via another angel, a shady high-roller who definitely has the self-confidence, and promises the cash Aldolpho craves, to produce the auteur's vision. Written by David Stevens

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A comedy about getting in over your head.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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13 August 1992 (Germany)  »

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A levesben  »

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$256,249 (USA)
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Originally filmed in color, but released black and white. See more »

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Followed by Louis & Frank (1998) See more »

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Roland Alphonso
Written by Don Cherry
Courtesy of Eternal River Publishing BMI
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unconventional black and white love story
28 September 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Photographed in an inner-city urbanscape, it describes the almost comical struggle of a young actor-director. Some neighbors get involved, and other people found on the way. The story is quite unconventional. Not visually stimulating as a color movie, it yet has unusual picture frames (like the view through a keyhole distorted by lens) that make it most interesting. The facial details of the actors are also the highlight of this motion picture.


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