Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
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 day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
In an interview with Peter Travers (the film critic for Rolling Stone magazine), Christopher Walken talked about his character, Hans: "Everybody in this movie does want something... Hans wants to have a nice life. You know. He has a troubled past: difficult, you know, obviously. And I think he's at a point in his life where everything's okay, and then, you know, his wife dies, and things go... go south." = See more »
When Dennis is in the back of the car and he questions Hans, his mouth only moves for a split second and the dialogue is still heard even when his lips have stopped moving. See more »
You can't let the animals die in a movie... only the women.
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »
Well I'm gonna push my English to the limits to try and express the wonderful feeling I am still savoring. It is all about pieces coming together perfectly in this movie for me. The plot, THE ACTING, the dialogs, the settings etc. Very shortly after beginning of the movie I had gotten the sensation of being in the presence of a perfectly balanced yet joyfully spontaneous story that allowed me the feeling of a real life playing out in front of me however incongruous it might seem. We all search for this in books and movies the story that would just pick us up and take us along on an exciting ride. So few can do that. Immersion isn't that what gives us the most joy in life. Do not expect anything from this movie
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