In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
In Hollywood, people in need revolve around Dr. Henry Carter, a shrink: Jack, an aging star wants permission to cheat on his wife; Shamus is a director who's a cokehead; Patrick is a high-powered germophobic producer; Jeremy is a young writer looking for a break; Jemma, a high-school student, is skipping school; and Kate is an actress facing her mid-30s. Henry's wife recently died; he's grieving, blaming himself, smoking lots of pot. Henry's friends try an intervention; someone steals a patient's file from Henry; Patrick's assistant, the pregnant Daisy, sees promise in Jeremy's work; and, Jesus, Henry's drug dealer, sells him some potent weed. Can anything good come of this? Written by
When Jeremy throws his laptop on the floor, what appears to be the battery flies out and lands on the floor next to the laptop, and the cover is completely closed. The scene cuts to a closeup of him looking down at what he had just done, then it cuts to him bending down to pick it up. The laptop is now partly open, the screen is lit, and the battery is no longer anywhere to be seen on the floor. See more »
It's grief. They want you to have some kind of normal response to grief, you know, so they don't have to watch. But it's *mine*.
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I suppose - one of the best pieces I have seen in a while
...And the deal is not even about Kevin Spacey, whose acting always touches me very deeply.
The point is about the mood that is so well transmitted through the common screen glass. No thrilling plot twists but very gentle reflection of the main characters' lives. 'Cause they're still here and this is something... right?
Please be sure you have an appropriate mood for the slowly depicting personalities. Whose lives can really suck sometimes. And if you get lucky to see this film in the right mood and place I assure you will not leave empty... At least you have space to fill in.
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