Frank and Nancy are a married couple living in a British-style big house. They proudly send their only daughter to college. But it turns out that the wealth of the family is not unlimited - To pay for the education of their daughter and hide financial collapse from her close ones, Frank and Nancy secretly arrange a garage sale at night, pouring it all in with alcohol.Written by
Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek played a couple in 30 Rock (2006). See more »
Frank had his cell phone before and after the drug arrest at the gas station, where he asked the drug runner for payphone change. It is not explained why he didn't simply use his own cell phone. See more »
As a screenwriter myself I know how difficult it is to get anything produced let alone a movie. It is all the more mystifying then that something as awful as this ever saw the light of day. What is even more of a mystery is how two actors of Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek's stature were persuaded to sign up for it in the first place. I can only guess at their motives but I suspect they were doing it as a favour to the director or one of the producers. If not, both should sack their agents immediately.
The leads do their best to navigate their way through what is a painfully unfunny script but, ultimately, this will probably go down as the low point of their careers. It's a real shame as Baldwin in particular has turned in some great performances over the years - his cameo in Glengarry Glen Ross being one of my personal favourites. He and Hayek will no doubt bounce back from this but the director and co-writer, Fred Wolf - a former stand-up, unbelievably - may struggle to put this stinker behind him.
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