A first-time feature-film director (who's also the writer and producer) is casting the lead actress. We meet him talking to his wife about the picture and the process. We meet the actress, ...
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A first-time feature-film director (who's also the writer and producer) is casting the lead actress. We meet him talking to his wife about the picture and the process. We meet the actress, Sandy, negotiating with her roommate and talking by phone to her mother. Then, we watch Sandy audition for the director at the call-back session; also attending are the casting director and the production company's sycophants. The wrinkle is that the director is a homicidal misogynist, his wife is tied up and hanging from the ceiling, and Sandy has something in her purse that bodes a rocky future.Written by
The film is mainly notable as the directorial debut of Ben Affleck, at the time interested in directing student-film shorts. His friend Jay Lacopo wrote a 12-page screenplay (also starring as a psychotic director) and asked Affleck to direct it. Affleck came up with the title and the film was shot for a couple of days. See more »
I have to admit, the only reason I even watched this film was because I'd heard that Ben Affleck directed it. It's cheap, it's cheesy, it's, well, it's odd... but the thing is, it's great. You might have to have a slightly warped mind to get it but it's worth it in the end.
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