R | | Comedy, Drama
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
When James names some of the movie suicides, he mentions Carole Landis taking pills, only he forgot when. Carole Landis took her own life on July 5, 1948, in the Pacific Palisades in California.
"The young girl sat perfectly still in the confessional listening to her father's boots scrape like chalk on the ancient steps of the church, then grow faint, then disappear altogether. She could sense the priest beyond the grate..." On that ...
James's gun holds only one round, but he fires twice.
£260,126 (UK) (5 November 2000)
$19,389,454 (USA) (28 January 2001)