An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their ... See full summary »
Stressed by a recent move and being a stay-at-home mom, Teeny takes out her bottled-up rage on her daughter Robbie. Only the help of her friends, family and counselors can stop her from harming Robbie and herself.
A man honeymooning with his new wife in the Rockies reports his wife's disappearance to the police. A few days later, a strange woman escorted by the local priest claims to be his missing wife, despite the man's inability to recognize her.
Man, you cannot get ahead of this film. The main character - a reasonably talented but far-from-successful LA actor - makes a series of choices in the story: selfish choices, altruistic choices, foolish choices, practical choices - and nothing, NOTHING, turns out exactly as you'd expect. Which makes it very much like life.
Urich is good in the lead. You can't help liking his character even though he's a bit of an egomaniac. And Meredith Baxter (in what amounts to a supporting role) does fine subtle work as Urich's loving but frustrated soon-to-be-ex-wife who's tired of waiting for his ship to come in.
Jeffrey Tambor's good in an early role as Urich's acerbic gay best friend, who inadvertently offers Urich an alternative to the acting life: The restaurant business. But is that what Urich really wants?
Enjoy the story. Just don't expect a rollicking comedy (which is how it was promoted). What it is, really, is a sometimes funny but more often painfully realistic, warts-and-all character study about the struggles of a 30something actor.
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