When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...
In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »
After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling.Written by
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Mr. Burmeister's (Michael Douglas) hairstyle is modeled after the hairstyle of Dennis Hopper's character Frank Booth from the 1986 thriller "Blue Velvet". See more »
When Randy discovers the DVD player in Greg's bedroom he opens the tray and we get a close up of a white, blank DVD, but a red, titled DVD (see Trivia) is in the tray that is shown opening and closing repeatedly after the accident. See more »
Andrew Dice Clay is billed twice in the closing credits as Andrew Silverstein. He is credited this way as Utah towards the beginning of the credits and as Elmo at the very end. See more »
On the DVD R2 version the Gag reel features an alternate to the Paul Reiser death where he runs into the road but instead of the dumpster dropping on him he is hit by a garbage truck. The camera then cuts to reveal Helen Hunt as the driver (Helen Hunt played Paul Reiser's wife in the TV series Mad About You). The director's commentry on the DVD states that this scene was filmed as a backup in case the studio didn't like the dumpster death. See more »
This is a very good black comedy, with a great view on how different people have a different perception of the same situations. The three main characters each met a girl named Jewel, played by Liv Tyler, who is a different male fantasy for each of the three men. Each of the three men go through the same situations, but when they tell of them to other people, their perception of the situation is very different from what the other two say. That is a very good concept, probably not entirely original but it works very well in the movie. The plot is very good, very bizarre and extreme, which makes it a good black comedy. The acting is equally good, not one of the actors seemed out of place or out of their league. The comedy is very black, pitch black in some scenes, and a lot of people will definitely be offended by it, but fans of black comedy will probably enjoy it. Overall, this movie is not for everyone's taste, but most people who like black comedy will probably love it, as it is definitely one of the better black comedies. 7/10
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