Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago, where his career is going well, while his personal life, his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children, is spiralling downward. Despite being loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this movie, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family.Written by
If you freeze the scene immediately after Spritz deletes his book Breaking Point, you can see there is still a Word file on his desktop labeled Breaking Point, so he didn't actually completely delete it. However, when a file is deleted by one application, such as Word, other applications, such as Windows Explorer (what displays the desktop icons,) don't update instantly. Sometime it can take several seconds for the changes to be reflected in other programs. Also, the icon on the desktop could be a shortcut to the actual file in My Documents, in which case the icon will not disappear automatically. It would have to be deleted separately. See more »
Social commentary? Yes it is and you could also argue that it is a clever one (especially after having seen the trailer) ... but that is also one of the weaknesses of this movie ... it never really fulfills your expectations that you might have (if you have the same as I did), which is to see a cleverly knitted commentary on our society and family life!
And it all begins very well, every scene does make sense in the overall context. But then suddenly after you've passed the middle of the movie, the movie comes to a full stop. At least it feels like that. I can't explain it in detail without spoiling anything (not that I think that it does much of a difference), but I can tell you to stay away from this and watch movies that know exactly what they want! :o)
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