A dark comedy about three salesmen from Detroit who come to Los Angeles for a two week seminar and get themselves involved in a world of trouble when their 'fun' snowballs into a ... See full summary »
A dark comedy about three salesmen from Detroit who come to Los Angeles for a two week seminar and get themselves involved in a world of trouble when their 'fun' snowballs into a roller-coaster ride of secrets, guilt, peer pressure and stupidity. Written by
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Jerry refers to two movies when they discuss what to do with Paul's body: Shallow Grave (1994) and "a movie I once saw about some guys who accidentally killed a hooker in Vegas and cut her up and transported her in suitcases". This is a referral to Very Bad Things (1998) where this scene takes place in a hotel room at a bachelor party, exactly the way Jerry describes it. See more »
When Monica is talking to Bob by the lighthouse they are in bright late afternoon sunlight. Then Monica says, "I'll see ya Bob," as she turns to walk away. In the next wide shot they are both just dark silhouettes at a late sunset. See more »
Though I suspect this was a low budget film, it comes off pretty big. Michael McKean is hilarious as is David Thornton. I loved the plot twists and Maria Bello as the dark comeditrix. The direction was excellent as well.
The thing that really hit me was the music. The music was such a relief from the typical and predictible scores of Zimmer and the rest of 'em. This composer is the contemporary answer to Henry Mancini. Retro caper meets dark comedy. Completely worth a viewing.
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