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Overall Rating
3.94

Awesome: 27.78%
Worth A Look44.44%
Average: 22.22%
Pretty Bad: 5.56%
Total Crap: 0%

1 review, 12 user ratings


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by Rob Gonsalves

"Worth a look for Rockwell fans."
4 stars

Not bad. John Turturro is a high-strung, anal-retentive electrical engineer who takes a detour on a business trip to find an old childhood lake and stumbles across a free-spirited guy (Sam Rockwell) who lives out in the boonies in half a house and sells ceramic lawn ornaments he steals from other people's lawns.

This low-key exercise in quirk from writer-director Tom DeCillo (Living in Oblivion) boils down to "Seize the day," "Stop and smell the flowers," insert life-affirming platitude here. It's memorable chiefly for Turturro and especially Rockwell in his first real front-and-center role; DiCillo regulars Catherine Keener (second-billed in what amounts to a four-scene cameo) atypically cast as a shy fantasist and Dermot Mulroney as a burn-scarred mechanic liven up this underpopulated movie.

Essentially a buddy movie for the indie-film crowd, but if you enjoy Turturro and Rockwell (I do) there are worse ways to spend 107 minutes.

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User Comments

12/19/13 PAUL SHORTT CHARMING COMEDY-DRAMA, WITH A GREAT STAR PERFORMANCE 3 stars
11/07/10 Tom Hockin Not bad but a bit over-rated I think 3 stars
5/03/07 AC BOWEN Sounded interesting for an indie type flick, total bore. Couldn't get half way through it. 2 stars
1/16/05 Jeff Anderson I LOVE AND ADORE THIS BEAUTIFULLY MADE FILM! CATHERINE KEENER IS A GODDESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
10/17/03 Billie the kid Ooh woo woo woo wooo, what a little moonlight can do to yooou... 4 stars
5/17/03 John Rechtfertig Really fun! 5 stars
1/19/03 charlie One of the best 5 stars
4/11/02 Robyn Sam did a fabulous job with "Bucky"! He's a brilliant actor! 5 stars
2/21/01 Rocket Boy So-so film from Tom DiCillio, much less than Living in Oblivion 3 stars
1/28/01 sarah you just had to mention american beauty, didnt you? god, are you kevin spacey's whore(s)? 3 stars
12/03/00 Sheena Sam Rockwell is just AWESOME! 5 stars
10/03/00 Beggar King Quirky but dry comedy, made me a Turturro and Rockwell fan 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  11-Sep-1996 (R)

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Directed by
  Tom DiCillo

Written by
  Tom DiCillo

Cast
  John Turturro
  Sam Rockwell
  Catherine Keener
  Lisa Blount
  Annie Corley
  Rica Martens



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