Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes whose personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.Written by
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright would appear together in House of Cards (2013) 15 years later. See more »
When Eddie lies under the glass table while Mickey and Artie talk to him, the location (and amount) of cocaine changes between shots. See more »
In the Middle Ages everyone really had to worry about witches and goblins, but what we have is stuff eating at us. We've got stuff we don't even... I mean, why do you think that all the warlords of the world are so anxious to get their own personal little stash of chemical weapons. They call them weapons of mass destruction, but they're not. They're very *very* selective about what they destroy. They annihilate people and preserve things. They love things. You and I would be dead, gas... puke.....
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There Goes the Neighborhood
Written by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott
Performed by Sheryl Crow, with Sheryl Crow (clarinet/percussion), Gregg Williams (drums/programming/percussion),
Jeff Trott (guitars), Tim Smith (bass), Bobby Keys (baritone/tenor/alto sax), Michael Davis (trombone),
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I certainly don't want to discourage talky, intellectually ambitious movies, but why not try to get it right? They might even make money and encourage studios to invest in more talky, intellectually ambitious movies.
Of course, everyone wants to like Hurlyburly, but the movie fails to meet us half-way. With real visionary filmmakers like Neil LeBute (regardless of whether you like/agree with his work, he is a visionary) out there, why waste so many actorly resources on vessels of inarticulate pretention. Spewing a mass of verbiage in lieu of meaningful thought is no more clever (okay, slightly more clever) than Prince attempting to look cool and mysterious in Purple Rain by not saying anything.
That said, there were certainly enjoyable moments in Hurlyburly, especially Anna Paquin's speech at the end, and Penn's reaction to it (God, but men do need women. If we just listened to them more, everything would be so easy). Also Chazz Palmitieri had some interesting facial expressions. I love Kevin Spacey, but I'm starting to think he should just appear as himself in every movie, or at least as his persona. Check The Ref for Spacey before he became a parody of himself.
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