Former child-star, Monica (Melissa Fumero), is now broke and barely clinging to her sobriety when her father, who abandoned her fifteen years ago, dies and leaves her the family business. ... See full summary »
Can an artists seeking inspiration use the struggles and losses in his life to fuel his creativity, or will he simply realize that it's his lack of inspiration that has fueled the struggles and losses in his life?
Skidding into middle-age, a stay-at-home dad must drive for an Uber-like rideshare company (DriverX) to help support his working wife and two young daughters. But low pay and wild LA nights put an even greater strain on his marriage.
Eugene believes in no sex before marriage. So DID his girlfriend, Cindi. His BFF loves sex. At Senior Prom, just before sex with Cindi, he falls into a coma. Waking up 4 years later, his Cindi is Miss March in Playboy. Can he get her back?
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Robert J. Emery
A Pulitzer prize writer buys a cabin. The neighbors get suspicious when a stranger "breaks in". They see a black man and call the police, who start shooting at him. The sheriff tries a cover-up involving a white petty crook. Bad idea.
E. Max Frye
Samuel L. Jackson,
Tucker decides to take an impromptu trip to celebrate his friend's bachelor party. He drags his friend into a lie with his fiancée, gets him into trouble and then abandons him in order to pursue a hilarious carnal interest. Tucker is disinvited to the wedding, and in order to get back in, Tucker has to find a way to balance his narcissism with the demands of friendship.Written by
During the car ride in which the characters have the "pancakewich" discussion, the sky goes from night to daylight between shots. See more »
That'll be another $120!
[to the Feminist girls]
Holy shit! You guys aren't worth that much
Oh our company is priceless.
If it lacks a price... It's probably worthless.
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Having read the book a couple of years ago, I followed the movie's production blog with great excitement.
Tucker mentioned possible Oscar nomination for the script, more than $200M at the box office and revolutionizing Hollywood.
I walked into the theater with 2 other male friends in late 20s - both lawyers, one of whom actually went to Duke. We'd been in the bar for an hour before hand so in merry mood after several beers. One of the guys just picked up the bar girl he'd been after for months, so cause to celebrate. I love independent movies. Edgy scripts. Darkness and the anti-Hollywood approach. Swingers is one of my favorite comedies in the ilk. The perfect movie for the perfect evening ...
There were 4 other people in the cinema. Hmmm. It did not seem to bode well.
And the movie begins. I began with a grin on my face, prepared to laugh my ass off throughout.
About 40 mins in, I was still waiting to laugh. One of my friends, who hadn't read the book, was yawning. Two of the others in the cinema got up and left.
So, let me cut a long story short: Poor script. Underlit. Cheap grain. Little empathy for any of the characters; no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The story arc fell totally flat. I could live with all that if the thing was actually FUNNY. Alas, I managed a couple of forced chuckles.
We left the cinema with me having to apologize to my friend for having put him through the boredom. We should have carried on drinking in the bar instead of wasting our time on this film.
Tucker tipped this as a classic of our time. I'm not even sure it would have merited a straight to DVD release. He said it would top The Hangover in both acclaim, artistic merit and box office. Half a billion dollars later, wide critical and audience reception, and marked as one of the best comedies of the year, if he'd put that sentence in the script, it would have been the funniest line in the whole movie.
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