A young Hollywood executive becomes the assistant to a big time movie producer who is the worst boss imaginable: abusive, abrasive and cruel. But soon things turn around when the young executive kidnaps his boss and visits all the cruelties back on him.Written by
Jason Ihle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HALF A LIFE
Written by Richard Butler & Tim Butler
Performed by Love Spit Love
Published by Mother-Son, Inc. / Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) /
Fullsafe Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of the Imago Recording Co. See more »
Yes, the performances (especially Spacey's--mesmerizing) were excellent, but the film suffers simply because it does not know what it wants to be. Both halves are well-done, but placed side-by-side it almost seems as though two separate films were hastily meshed together by an overworked film editor. The comedy is far too light to stand aside overly dark torture scenes, although Spacey does a fine job in turning what is essentially a caricature of a tough boss into a multi-level (and very stirring) performance. I do, however, have to agree with some of the posts on this board--Spacey's motivation in the last scenes is indeed very difficult to comprehend.
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