An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Having left New Hampshire over excessive demands by the locals, the cast and crew of "The Old Mill" moves their movie shoot to a small town in Vermont. However, they soon discover that The Old Mill burned down in 1960, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take her top off, and the locals aren't quite as easily conned as they appear. Written by
Jon Reeves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The character of the Fake Judge is credited to "Jerry Graff," which is the name of an unseen character in David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross." A credit for Jerry Graff also appears in three other Mamet-directed movies: "The Spanish Prisoner," "Homicide," and "Things Change," which may make him the George Spelvin of Mamet films. See more »
Price is seen to use two different models of cell phone; it's not unreasonable that someone using cell phones so much would carry more than one. See more »
We are going again. We are going again. Stand by. Cue the dead horse. Can we get a crate of doughnuts for the Teamsters?
See more »
Actually, American Humane Association was on set to monitor the animal action... no animal was harmed in the making of this film. See more »
Another over-stylized wash. Can you say "trying too hard"? Mamet, please, lighten up, slow down, and tell a story. And let your talented actors utilize their talents. This film feels like one long trailer, much in the same way that "The Royal Tennenbaums" felt. In fact, they both have alot in common; great talent, mediocre script, horrible pacing, and stilted/forced acting. This is a superficial, trite movie with little redeeming value. I expect far more with a cast so strong. Shame on you Mamet.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?