Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, ...
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A down and out actress secretly sells a reality show about her friend, a delusional eccentric, a once famous creator of reality shows, who now believe that his entire life is being filmed ... See full summary »
Michael Des Barres
After a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled writer John (Martin Henderson) ends in John's disappearance, Lee lands in a mental ... See full summary »
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself. Written by
The movie's producer, Niv Fichman, can be seen sitting in the audience towards the end of the movie, right after Taylor says to Rick, "Your introduction is longer than your film." He is sitting on the left. See more »
When Fresno and his band are rehearsing, we hear a vibraphone in the background. Assuming the keyboard player is using a synthesizer, playing that sound (which is unlikely since the keyboard looks more like a Fender Rhodes electric piano, which produces quite a different sound), his hand and finger movements don't match the vibraphone notes that we hear. See more »
[Natalie and Taylor have snuck onto the White House set to have sex]
Taylor Brandon Burns:
So where do you want to do it? The Oval Office, The Greenroom, the Lincoln Bedroom ?
It's your fantasy; I'm Canadian.
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The audio from the film (called "The First Son") that they are making within this movie plays over the end credits. See more »
(Spoilers are quotes from movie) I loved this movie so much I watched it all over again the minute it ended. What a funny, intelligent film. A biting commentary on the film industry -- one of the (many) best scenes is when Rick deals with studio "heavies" who attempt to threaten him late in the film -- an absolutely hilarious hospital bed performance from writer/director/lead Don McKellar. Jennifer Jason Leigh is phenomenal as a cagey, manipulative childstar mother-- another actress might not have been able to pull off such a loathsome character who somehow captivates and charms us. Great Canada jokes (well more like US jokes really) throughout. Great scene in the beginning as writers pitch the script to the studio - I can't give it away but the scene is hilarious from start to end with lines like "Are they funny terrorists?" and in reply to "It's patriotic as s**t" -- the producer replies "It shoots in Canada".
See this flick!!
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