R | | Comedy, Drama
A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.
Actor David Paymer, who plays producer Marty Rossen, praised writer-director David Mamet's flexibility as a director. Paymer said: "He doesn't urge you to play what is already written, and they're his words. With a character like Marty, he'd say, 'David Paymer, your job is to help these people make this movie. Your way of doing that might mean that you have to be cruel to be kind, but there's no calculated cruelty.' It's great direction; it prevents things from getting heavy-handed. It's wonderful to find avenues that aren't straight. I think that's what David the director is all about: finding the unobvious choice".
You know what you got there? You got a fishhook in your finger. I'm right proud of you.
Near the end of the movie, a Boston Commuter Rail train appears in what is supposed to be Vermont.
Only 2 animals were harmed during the filming of this motion picture.
$580,163 (USA) (29 December 2000)
$6,920,692 (USA) (11 March 2001)