Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.
USA, 1994. Alcor Films, Ixtlan, New Regency Pictures, Wechsler Productions. Screenplay by Michael Tolkin. Cinematography by Produced by Keith Addis, Nick Wechsler. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Robin Standefer. Costume Design by Richard Shissler. Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.
Disappointing comedy that reunites Naked Lunch. They play a middle-aging couple in California who, thanks to employment troubles, are being forced to catch up with the trendy times of modern L.A. in order to survive. They do power-lunches, swanky soirees and shop at the best stores, but their cultural obsession with the surface world around them can’t feed the inner need that they seem to be missing. Michael Tolkin, writer of 1992’s The Player, hasn’t done as good a job of skewering California culture as he did with Altman’s classic, and constantly lets his brilliant actors down with his unimpressive scenes and forgettable dialogue. The finale has a bit of a curious turnout, but it isn’t worth waiting for.and who previously performed together in David Cronenberg’s