A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. ... See full summary »
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie. Written by
It simply went on my nerves! What it proved is that people who go into the film-production whirlpool of Hollywood actually lose everything when it comes to their own dignity, self-respect and personality. Perhaps it is what the director meant to do .if so, he did well. William M. Macy took part in writing the screenplay as well as acts the main role, and did a good job of it. However, there are some scenes that feel like repetitions and could have been edited out of the film. There was no point in harping on something so many times. Meg Ryan acts well,yet in this film she really does not have that wonderful, fetching screen presence she usually delivers. I did not enjoy this film despite the fact that it is obvious that the producers tried to do something authentic, original and honest.
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