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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a cafe. Mary works as a make-up stylist for hot fashion photographer Blair, and she pays most of the pair's bills. Joe finally lowers his standards and accepts a degrading bit in a Madonna video, while his friend and co-waiter Bob gets a high-paying job on a soap opera opposite siren Kelly. Written by Anonymous

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What you see isn't always what you get.

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$83,488 (USA) (27 February 1998)

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$247,745 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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Trivia

Matthew Modine's character gets excited when he hears a message left on his machine from who he believes to be Madonna about a possible acting gig. In real life, Madonna's 1985 video for the song Crazy For You includes footage of Matthew Modine from the movie Vision Quest. See more »

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When Bob tells Ernst that he and Joe are not gay, a microphone appears from above. See more »

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Mary: Want to see my driver's license?
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A big wet one to SNIFFY MELONHEAD At D.W.M. Bulldozers See more »

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References Primal Fear (1996) See more »

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Divertimento for Strings, in D Major
Performed by Salzburg Symphony No. I
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
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I can't believe some people didn't like this movie!
19 July 1999 | by (az) – See all my reviews

I checked some of the comments below and see there's quite a few people trashing this film. Perhaps those people were the type of audience expecting lots of action scenes and explosions. (Or maybe they're just too young to understand a character-driven plot!) This was a great satire on the Entertainment Industry, and what kept it all together were the characters. Joe Finnegen (Played by Matthew Modine) was not too bright, but there was a good cause in his character which made it sympathetic. The plot may be a little thin but it was more of a series of interwining characters and their everyday occurencies.

Forget the negative reviews about this movie and check it out, there's nothing to dislike about it. Another great gem from Tom DiCillo! (Living in Oblivion)


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