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.
Terry's transvestite lover is nicknamed "Tony". Robert Downey, Jr. would go on to great success playing Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"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 ...
The story takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - yet there are no inspection stickers on the windshields nor emissions stickers.
The video release appears to have been edited for language as well. Early in the film, when Michael Douglas is picking up his editor at the airport, he turns to him and says "you're fucked-up" but an overdubbing has him saying "you're high." Near the end of the film, when Robert Downey Jr. is chasing Vernon with his car, Vernon says "Motherfucker" but this was overdubbed to "man" for the video release.
£260,126 (UK) (5 November 2000)
$19,389,454 (USA) (28 January 2001)
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