This is an honest exploration of male friendship based on lead actor Jon Favreau’s autobiographical script about his first years in Hollywood.
He, and three fellow out-of-work actors, bar hop around LA’s hip watering holes, bitch nonstop, continually try to pick up women and wait endlessly by the phone for that all-important call.
It’s a highly original and entertaining delight using hilariously side-splitting situations to illuminate male neuroses in an uncompromising way.
Complete with discussions on the various merits of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, with affectionate direction by Doug Liman to match those two masters, this independent labour of love carries the solid ring of truth and features superb performances by Vince Vaughn and Favreau himself.
Patrick Van Horn