Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes whose personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.Written by
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I don't care.
What do you mean, you don't care?
It doesn't matter to me anymore.
No, it matters, and you care. What you mean is it doesn't make any difference!
UGH! I cannot stand this semantic insanity ANYMORE! I can't be that specific about my feelings! I can't!
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A touching movie about friendship and dependency viewed through the distorting lens of rampant nihilism.
There's a theatrical eloquence to the dialogue that lends it mesmerizing power. It has a literary quality that some people will find unbearably pretentious, but which I found deeply moving.
The movie starts out with a fast paced barrage of hilarious absurdities. As it gets slower and more ponderous it sometimes veers off course, but in a sense this just deepens the sense of human frailty. Similarly the somewhat grasping conclusion does not significantly detract from the film's main thrust.
Acting by Kevin Spacey, Sean Penn and Garry Shandling is absolutely top notch. Chazz Palminteri isn't always as convincing. Excellent showing by Meg Ryan.
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