Opening in a Hollywood parking lot on New Years Eve as a crowd gathers around an ambulance as a guy is being loaded in on a gurney, the story is told in flashback by one of the characters ... See full summary »
Opening in a Hollywood parking lot on New Years Eve as a crowd gathers around an ambulance as a guy is being loaded in on a gurney, the story is told in flashback by one of the characters to a female detective who comes on the scene of what may have been an attempted suicide and he unravels the story of a year in the lives of 6 guys who hang out in a blues bar in Hollywood, watch sports, trash talk, and bitch about their lives, as they go through problems ranging from construction nightmares to divorce, gambling addiction, alcoholism, child custody fights, and all the headaches and heartaches men go through in the course of their lives. As the story unfolds, the audience is left wondering which one of these guys ended up in the ambulance, and why. The blues soundtrack is true to the nature of the music itself, and to the movie, as it's about heartache and longing, loving and losing, striving and failing, and all the hell in between. And just like the blues, the movie is about joy and ... Written by
I cannot believe this is rated so low here (*4.5/10) as this is a quality flick! At the end I thought, dang this has it all.... VERY STRONG ACTING (HALL is really coming of age, mark my works, he will impress you in his work in the coming years) and the writing was very good as well... a "The Usual Suspects" feel to it... It is the kind of movie that makes you look up what else the actors have done that you might have missed... I watch a lot of movies, in fact I will watch the same movies over and over..each time just focusing on a specific actor to really understand his grove and how it "worked" for that movie... Well I have only seen this once, but due to the strong work of each of the main characters this is going to spin again in my DVD-player...
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