R | | Drama, Romance
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
To prepare Wes Bentley for the role of Ricky, director Sam Mendes provided him with a video camera, telling the actor to film what Ricky would.
I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts whenever I bring a girlfriend home from school. What a lame-o. Someone really should just put him out of his misery.
Ricky Fitts: Want me to kill him for you?
Jane Burnham: Yeah. Would ...
Carolyn is pulled to the side of the road in the Mercedes SUV in heavy rain, the windshield wipers are running in the wide shot, shut off in the dolly shot through the drivers door window on Carolyn and running again with the camera continuing the shot inside the passenger compartment.
thanks to all at the Donmar Warehouse in London and Dr. Bill and Alice
$861,531 (USA) (19 September 1999)
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