Jamie and his fiancée Belisa move to NY City for his new job and meet Ted, the company’s top salesman and an angry, bitter man. While Jamie is still trying to find his place in the big city, Ted rediscovers his joy for life with Belisa. As their affair grows, behavior by everyone becomes more erratic, including their work lives.
Brendan Fraser (Jamie), Michael Keaton (Ted), Amber Valletta (Belisa), Neal McDonough (Hurly).
This one kicks off as your typical drama and pretty much stays on that path, until about the last 15 minutes. Then things really get interesting with some great twists. About half way through the film I had the ending figured out although I don’t know why. There wasn’t anything to hint at what was about to happen but I knew it would. Even so, I still enjoyed the rest of the film. Plot development held a good pace and there was enough intrigue along the way to keep things interesting. There was even some humor at a few points although the water cooler office scenes got a bit annoying after a while.
Keaton has an amazing ability to play a jerk and he does it very well in this film. Fraser put forth a decent performance as did Valletta and McDonough.
Camera work, sound, dialogue and sets were all nicely done and the film appears to have had a decent budget.
I wasn’t expecting much from this one but it was actually a pretty good film. A bit slow most of the way through but worth watching for the ending. Put this in the top half of your Must See list if you enjoy a decent drama.
A lot of F-bombs in this one and some sexual content so adults only.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Drama, Romantic Drama
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