A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?
When a terrorist bombing in North Africa kills 19 incl. an American, an Egyptian chemical engineer flying from South Africa to his wife in USA, is arrested upon arriving USA. He disappears. His wife asks senator for help.
A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
About to stay a summer internship, promising young medical student at MIT, Raymond's mother, Susan, breaks her leg. Housebound and immobile, his father, Tom, makes Raymond stay home and ... See full summary »
David O. Russell
Filmmakers Tricia Regan, David O. Russell and Juan Carlos Zaldivar interview dozens of people about the 2004 Iraq war, including soldiers, journalists, politicians, psycholgists, and even a... See full summary »
An original political satire about a naive small town waitress who accidentally gets a nail buried in her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior that leads her to Washington DC. There she falls for a dashing, but clueless, Congressman who searches for the courage to save her.Written by
Director David O. Russell left the project in July 2010, after negotiations with financier Ron Tutor broke down. He was credited as "Stephen Greene," similar to the old "Alan Smithee" pseudonym used by directors who disown the final version of a film they may have directed at one point but were not able to exercise creative control over. See more »
When Scott talks to Alice while the Squaw Girls are camping out in front of the United States Capitol, the calamine lotion on her face changes shape and density repeatedly. See more »
What about you starting gentle like I asked, and then taking it at the angle that I really like?
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I kind of get the feeling that this whole movie was made to emphasize the state of the medical health situation in America, and how people who need care won't get it because they simply cannot afford it. Which is a real shame, considering how much money gets funnelled out of healthcare to investors in drug companies and insurance companies. And of course, it's all going on with the consent of every politician because they get kickbacks from those industries on a regular basis. This is the kind of thing that you really need to suspend your sense of reality while watching. So, sure, it's watchable, but just barely. You won't have any difficulty doing something else while watching the movie. One dimensional characters, poor comedy, the screenplay is so bad that you can't tell if the acting is any good because the lines suck so bad. It's just not that interesting. Basically a 'B' movie that you have playing in, oh, a waiting room or somewhere where there's nothing else to watch. A notch above reality TV. But that's about it.
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