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>
Written by Paul Brouwer, David Gibbs, Steve Hurley, Phil Hurley
Performed by Gigolo Aunts
Published by Songs of Polygram Int'l, Inc. and Mean Medve
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Guy is the latest in a long line of personal assistants to Keystone Pictures executive Buddy. However he quickly learns that he must put up with a torrent of abuse and unreasonable demands. After a year of this he is pushed to the limit and decides to take action however if Buddy is unreasonable what does it take to make it in show business?
A dark, cruel satire on the business called show. Director writer Huang spent 6 years in Lucasfilms and Columbia so this is very bitter and real. However it manages to be funny and very dark. The plot is told in flashbacks and is very dark. The end is depressing for those of us who believe that Hollywood isn't all egos. The plot does have weaknesses though Buddy going for a film called Real Life is pretty unlikely but this is a minor flaw.
The main strength here is Spacey. His nasty energy is great and it's impossible to look away when he's onscreen. However when he's not there the film sags a little. Whaley is very good and the mousey personality suits his looks.
Overall it may be a little hard to watch because it is a very bitter tale from Huang, however Spacey is a master and delivers a performance that shows why he became famous.
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