In the Soup (1992)

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A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »


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21 May 2020 | TxMike
A slice of a writer's life in New York.
I found this on the Kanopy site, streamed online because my public library has a membership.

I watched it mainly because it has a 30-something Steve Buscemi in the lead role, as Aldolpho Rollo. He is an aspiring filmmaker and has written a script but is barely able to make rent and in fact resorts to calling his mother for help. Desperate, he places an ad in the newspaper to sell his script. He ends up getting someone's attention who believes in him and offers to help him make is movie. Plan? Well he hasn't gotten that far yet. How much does he need? How about $250,000 to get started. Not a blink, OK he'll get it.

However all this will require some shady and probably illegal activities, Adolpho doesn't seem to be the brightest bulb in the pack, he is said to be a nebbish, a person who is regarded as pitifully ineffectual, timid, or submissive. As in "He's a nebbish. No money, no prestige, no future".

This is a very unconventional movie and it is shot in black and white, digitally restored, and looks very good.

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