With Friends like These
Time Out saysIt's hard to say if this film—being released seven years after it was made!—is supposed to be a comedy or a drama, since it's neither funny nor moving. What is clear is that it's a grindingly boring tale of a down-and-out actor (Costanzo) who has a shot at a dream role in a Martin Scorsese film, if he can only can keep his similarly desperate thespian friends from stealing the part. Both Scorsese and Bill Murray show up in small supporting roles. Perhaps premillennial jitters clouded their judgment.
Cast and crew
Adam Arkin, Bill Murray, Lauren Tom, Jon Tenney, David Strathairn, Laura San Giacomo, Amy Madigan, Elle Macpherson, Beverly D'Angelo, Robert Costanzo
Brian J Reynolds
Geoff Zanelli, John Powell
Penny Marshall, Amy Lemisch, Robert Greenhut
Philip F Messina