Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that last job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank... See full summary »
A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »
When Charles 'Charlie' Mayeaux is smoking a cigarette he puffs and exhales as if he drew smoke in, yet the cigarette isn't lit and when he exhaled, no smoke either. See more »
I'm very good at reading what's in a person's eyes.
I'm reading yours right now.
Yeah? What do they say?
They say you're sleepy. But I can't figure out is it's too much drugs sleepy, too much work sleepy or I'm so fucking bored sleepy. Maybe you've got that weird fucking sleepy disease. Narco-sleepy. Something sleepy.
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Shortly into the credits there is a brief scene of Fulvio picking a nicely grown tomato See more »
No wonder Charlie, the man at the center of the film is suffering from the pressures of his job. He has too many things to worry about and all his problems affects his stomach functions producing funny noises at the worst moments. What's an undercover man to do? He gets involved more deeply into trying to do a decent job and in the process, he falls in love with the woman who understands what has to be done to relieve his symptoms.
Erik Blakeney has written and directed a film that should have been seen by a wider audience, yet, this movie came and went without fanfare. It deserved a better fate because of the funny screen play Mr. Blakeney created and the wonderful cast that was gathered for the picture. The problem seems to have been in the marketing. This is clearly not a Sandra Bullock vehicle at all!
Liam Neeson and Oliver Platt are about the best thing going for the movie. Liam Neeson's Charlie is one of the funniest roles he has done in his career. Mr. Neeson tends to gravitate toward more dramatic fare, but as Charlie, he proves he is an accomplished comedian. The same goes for Oliver Platt who plays a bad guy interested in domestic activities such as cleaning a messy kitchen, or even thinking about a life in Italy growing tomatoes.
The minor roles are equally good. Jose Zuniga and Micahel DeLorenzo are hilarious as a pair of gay drug dealers. Sandra Bullock doesn't get as many opportunities in the movie, but she is seen in the pivotal role of Judy. The group therapy sessions involving Charlie and other law enforcing people are fun to watch.
Erik Blakeney shows he can do good work if only he could have the right studio people behind him.
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