Directed by: John Herzfeld
Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Karel Roden, Oleg Taktarov
Synopsis: Two Eastern European friends arrive in New York, one dreaming of making movies, one wanting money, and they find a way to do both at the same time.
"Our first day in the city was very exciting. Lots of thrills and chills."
Bit of an understatement, that. My expectations weren't very high for this movie but I ended up liking it. The main plot was good, although some of the subplots were unnecessary, and the acting was pretty good, too. Particularly, Roden and Taktarov. It was a bit jumbled and some scenes were kinda slow but the pace picked up considerably in the second half. I also appreciated the cynical (sometimes, scathing) look at American media, judicial system, and society in general. It was a bit over the top but, unfortunately, close to the truth.Added 13 October 2002 at 3:44 AM
It's very funny. Morbid, but funny. It's a movie within a movie with spectacular twists, the best tied to a chair scene ever, and a great soundtrack. It's a really good flick, violent, but watch it.Added 01 January 2003 at 10:19 PM