Matt Mulhern stars as an out of work sit-com actor visiting his empty childhood home on the Jersey shore while struggling to make sense of the loss of his father, his past, and, for one funny and heartbreaking week, himself.
On Valentine's Day is the central film in Horton Foote's semi-autobiographical trilogy that also includes Courtship and 1918. It is a nearly verbatim retelling of his stage play and the sets and costumes.
Australian Diana Spencer wins a competition in a women's magazine, and as a prize gets a trip for two to London, where she wants to meet her idol and namesake, Princess Diana. She goes ... See full summary »
FBI director Jack Devine always sets up his brother Joe as undercover to trick mobsters. His latest cover is as movie producer Joe Diamond, to get Tommy Sanz for Teamster racketeering. His cover requires a script - the one movie theater manager Steven Schats and his brother Marshall 'Paris' wrote, supposedly a cancer biopic. So Steven is hired as director, his greatest dream, even if producing an Arizona desert drama on Rhode Island is far from ideal. When a former Oscar nominee volunteers to star, the cover gets out of hand till everyone believes in it, even the FBI brass- or not?Written by
The play Matthew Broderick's character references, "Your Arms Too Short to Box with Moses" is an obvious tongue-in-cheek reference to the hit Broadway musical, "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God." See more »
The movie is set in the mid 80's. When Agent Devine is sitting on a bench asking people for script ideas, a green VW New Beetle passes by. See more »
I've worked "in the biz" for 16 years and thoroughly enjoyed this wacky film. It might seem exaggerated but I've seen a lot of crazy things done by people in the biz and by wannabes. Joan Cusack was a standout. You could see just how much fun the actors had in making this film. These behind-the-scenes types of films work because everyone wants to be in the movies and lots of funny stories get generated. An excellent and respected cast of people who seem more interested in the acting craft than doing flattering ego-driven superstar roles. My hat is off to the whole cast and crew. I would have loved to have worked on this one. Other films that I enjoyed in this genre are LIVING IN OBLIVION and STATE AND MAIN.
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