A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes who's personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios. Written by
The original Broadway production of "Hurlyburly" by David Rabe opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on August 7, 1984, ran for 343 performances and was nominated for the 1985 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »
When Eddie lies under the glass table while Mickey and Artie talk to him, the location (and amount) of cocaine changes between shots. See more »
You're right. Good taste has undoubtedly deprived me of any number of friendships.
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"There Goes the Neighborhood"
Written by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott
Performed by Sheryl Crow, with Sheryl Crow (clarinet/percussion), Gregg Williams (drums/programming/percussion),
Jeff Trott (guitars), Tim Smith (bass), Bobby Keys (baritone/tenor/alto sax), Michael Davis (trombone),
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A touching movie about friendship and dependency viewed through the distorting lens of rampant nihilism.
There's a theatrical eloquence to the dialogue that lends it mesmerizing power. It has a literary quality that some people will find unbearably pretentious, but which I found deeply moving.
The movie starts out with a fast paced barrage of hilarious absurdities. As it gets slower and more ponderous it sometimes veers off course, but in a sense this just deepens the sense of human frailty. Similarly the somewhat grasping conclusion does not significantly detract from the film's main thrust.
Acting by Kevin Spacey, Sean Penn and Garry Shandling is absolutely top notch. Chazz Palminteri isn't always as convincing. Excellent showing by Meg Ryan.
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