A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. Written by
For Greg Kinnear, taking two characters on "opposite ends of the universe who reach a strange connection" on a forty-eight-hour journey through Mexico City, proves to be an irresistible combination of humor and pathos. Kinnear said: "Their relationship is a bit of a tight rope, and it begins in this exotic locale. There are moments of great truth, and then there are moments where you just want both of them to walk away from each other very quickly. Maybe 'run' is the word I'm looking for." See more »
When Julian and Danny get out of the rental car in the middle of the night, in the middle of winter, you can't see their "breath". The scene was obviously shot during warmer weather, using fake snow. See more »
Greetings again from the darkness. Much anticipated, twisted comedy
from writer/director Richard Shepard is a coming out party for Pierce
Brosnan the actor. That Bond guy is gone. This new guy is something
else entirely!! Have read that Shepard thought Brosnan was too much the
pretty boy for this plum role, but Brosnan proves to be the perfect
Julian Noble, "Facilitator" ... and is anything but pretty! Do not
underestimate how twisted the humor is in this one. If you go, expect
punch lines and sight gags regarding all types of sex, killing,
religion, sports, business and anything else you might deem politically
incorrect. Brosnan takes an excellent script to another level with his
marvelous facial gestures and physical movements. Even sitting on a
hotel bed (with or without a sombrero) is a joy to behold.
Greg Kinnear is the straight guy to Brosnan's comic and has plenty of
depth and comic timing to make this partnership click. Hope Davis has a
small, but subtly effective supporting role as Kinnear's wife (what's
with her name "Bean"?) who happens to get a little excited when she has
a facilitator in her living room.
The visuals and settings are perfect - including a bullfight, racetrack
and Denver suburb. And how often do we get The Killers and Xavier Cugat
on the same soundtrack? This one is definitely not for everyone, but if
your sense of humor is a bit off center and you enjoy risky
film-making, it could be for you.
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