Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal gets the part of a psychiatrist, and Olive is a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist as well as being a dreadful actress. Agreeing to this first compromise is the first step to Broadway's complete seduction of David, who neglects longtime girl friend Ellen. Meanwhile David puts up with Warner Purcell, the leading man who is a compulsive eater, Helen Sinclair, the grand dame who wants her part jazzed up, and Cheech, Olive's interfering hitman / bodyguard. Eventually, the playwright must decide whether art or life is more important.
David D (jp) wrote: This personality type goes beyond sociopathy & psychopathy.
David D (ca) wrote: A funny, but less than hilarious, satire of evangelical religious leaders and their megachurch followers. An excellent cast all do a fine job in their roles but perhaps the targets of the humor are simply too easy for it to be as funny as I would have hoped. Not great but enjoyable.
Tyler S (it) wrote: An excellent, taut political thriller, starring two acting heavyweights in Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. This movie is all about politic power and the stuff that goes on behind the scenes. All corruption, all scandals taking place and we see it first hand.Clooney is running for office, Gosling is his main campaign manager, an up and coming talent who is confident in what he is doingWhen he gets caught up communicating with the rival side, it leads down a dangerous path that is so fun to watch unravel on screen.It's one of those movies that goes by so fast due to the effectiveness of the storytelling, and the believability of the actors to due what they are paid the big bucks to do.Loved Clooney and Gosling here, they just kicked so much tail. A good look at political corruption, and the dangers that can happen behind the scenes.Seymour-Hoffman is also fantastic here. An A List cast.
MercedesBen M (jp) wrote: I always skip forward to the Bentley GT chase
Tim C (fr) wrote: Where God's Army was good, this is amazing!! Dutcher is definitely one of the better Mormon movie filmmakers out there
Hmr (de) wrote: See it to believe it!
Shane R (de) wrote: See this before you buy your next car.
Matt M (nl) wrote: Love triangle between an architect, his employer and his girlfriend. Starring in these lazy and unoriginal comedies did nothing for Matthew Perry's career, but he is still the most interesting thing about this one.
Jos C (ag) wrote: Although apparently tries to develop the complexity of a topic as transgender with its deserved naturality, the story, told between suspense and comedy, obscures the message, rather than talking about a search for identity, keeps more echoes about a "sexual confusion".
Juho K (fr) wrote: Elokuva on erinomainen, mutta jalleen kerran laaduttomista julkaisuista tuttu Futurefilm ei tuota tallakaan kertaa pettymysta kehnolla kuvanlaadulla ja vielapa kuvaformaatissa 4:3 Letterbox :(
Simon G (ag) wrote: Nice film - always a pleasure to see Lemmon and Matthau share the screen!
Alec B (ag) wrote: This is probably one of the few examinations of a toxic relationship that doesn't involve physical violence of any kind. The film is uncomfortable from start to finish as what at first seems to be a neurotic neediness in the central character slowly becomes an obsessive narcissism. I respect the hell out of Brooks for casting himself as such a unlikable person.
noah m (mx) wrote: Vaughn's greatest performance; hysterical!