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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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13 August 1992 (Germany)  »

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$256,249 (USA)
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Won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance film festival and the Best Actor award for Seymour Cassel, winning over Reservoir Dogs (1992). Ironically enough, both films star Steve Buscemi. See more »

Connections

Remade as No Budget Story (1997) See more »

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Ballad
Written by Mader
Courtesy of Force of Circumstance & Mader
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Perfect. Seriously, perfect.
12 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

First and foremost, this movie is absolutely hilarious. If you haven't seen it, rent it and enjoy. I envy you for the experience you will have.

This movie has a very young Steve Buscemi, and he's at his best. Seymore Casselle's performance is both as funny and as powerful as his role was in Minnie and Moskowitz, and that's as big of a compliment as I could give to anyone.

The direction here is impeccable. Music is both romantic, sad and moving without it ever being heavy-handed. The pacing is neither rushed nor is it ever slow. The story feels as unpredictable as life only much more interesting. Rockwell clearly takes tips from Fellini and makes it into an American original.

If you like Bottle Rockets, Strangers in Paradise, Clerks, Bill Hicks, Daniel Johnston, James Brown…basically if you have any soul in your body, you will adore this movie.


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