So this 1992 independent comedy was released on DVD a week or two ago and I thought I would check it out. Sad days for me, it blew. This is why independent film gets a bad rap, any dude with a lame idea can make a film with bad acting, worse writing and a silly plot. Not only did Steve Antin star in the film (his was the acting that was especially bad) he wrote the story, but he and the director must have had some connections, because they got loads of 2nd tier actors such as Patricia Arquette, Ricki Lake, Sandra Bernhard, Sofia Coppola, Tate Donovan, Rupert Everett (who did a good job) and other recognizable people to act in it. Did I say that the dialogue was especially bad? So Monkey wants to be a screenwriter, but his family is dysfunctional, and his sister has left her girlfriend, his mom is having a breakdown and they have rented a room to a dude and his angry, bulimic wife. This tries to be quirky, but compared to an off the wall excursion like "Little Miss Sunshine", it just ends up being annoying, up to and including the self-discovery at the end.
This movie is like french fries and hamburger with squid ink ketchup. It looks pretty cool, black ketchup on the fries and on the hamburger, but tastes nasty. Trying to hard to be cool and edgy attention to taste was completely ignored, and when you bite into it, the squid ink flavor overpowers decent flavor of the fries or the burger. 2/10 http://blog.myspace.com/locoformovies