Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
A dentist teams up with a feisty would-be assassin to put the final touches on the plan to kill his wife. Once he makes a play for the assassin's payment, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that fuels a cross-town journey through the many lounges, bars, strip clubs and the occasional nudist ping pong club scattered across Los Angeles. Along the way, we are introduced to a series of idiosyncratic characters, from gangsters to exotic dancers, from ex-cons to cops, with the odd hatcheck girl and bartender thrown in for good measure. Written by
I, I'm sorry, I'm waiting for someone.
Uh, under normal circumstances, I'd never turn you away, but this is a business meeting.
What kind of business are you in?
Um, I work in real estate, corporate real estate.
What's your name?
Look, I don't mean to be rude. I swear if you knew me, I'm the last guy to say no, to a beautiful...
Wow, you can't even tell me your name?
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I had never heard of this movie before. I needed another movie for my BOGO. I noticed the cast and it description seemed interesting enough. Besides it has Emmanuelle Chriqui. I had not seen her in anything other than Entourage.
I did like the cinematography.
This felt like a game of "telephone" where the phrase just gets passed from one scene to the next and it keeps losing more of its original meaning with each scene. I usually like interlocking stories, but this one had just too many stories and loosely interlocking aspects.
If this was sold as a comedy, they missed the mark by a mile. Almost no one in this movie was having fun. I did like the lead in scene with Rosario Dawson. You wondered why in the world people were just taking off and handing over their clothes to her. Somehow, the scene, once they got beyond the curtain could have been played funnier.
If you want a good comedy about late night bar related activity, then check out "After Hours" with Griffin Dunne, Teri Garr, Cheech and Chong and others. That movie succeeds in some many of the places that this one fails.
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