Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are ... See full summary »
Ollie Trinkie is a publicist, who has a great girlfriend, Gertrude, whom he marries and they are expecting a baby but while he is looking forward to being a father, he doesn't lighten his workload. Gertrude gives birth but dies in the process. Ollie doesn't live up to his responsibilities as a father. Eventually the strain and pressure of losing his wife and being a father gets to him and he has breakdown, which leads to his termination. So with nothing much to do he tries to be good father to his daughter, Gertie. He also meets a young woman name Maya, who likes him but he is still not over his wife. Written by
Ollie cautions Gertie to flush the toilet, but never mentions that she should wash her hands after using it. For a protective father like he is, this makes little sense. See more »
Everyone, please take your seats. You heard the bell. You know what it means. Last week, the assignment was to write an essay about your family. Who they...
And what they...
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Before the end credits, a dedication appears to Kevin Smith's father, who died before the film was released. See more »
Believe it or not, that's what he's created here and it works beautifully. Although a bit more standard fare than what you'd expect from the writer/director of "Dogma" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back", he does a great job with character, development, story and direction. Ben Affleck is great as the husband / father trying to come to terms with changes in his life and what those changes mean to his life, his family and his budding romance. Even musical numbers from Sweeney Todd are a lot of fun. Good cameos from some of Smith's "View Askew" stable of talent and look for a small role by none other than Mr. Rogers own "Lady Elaine", Betty Aberlin (who had a very small role in "Dogma").
One complaint: Product placement by Miramax in the video store scenes. Every poster and prominently displayed video box was for a Miramax/Dimensions film...just a bit annoying, but not much.
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