Adam Watstein's pitch probably went something like "It's Curb Your
Enthusiasm meets The Anniversary Party, with a smidgen of The
Player." But he forgot to mention that his project would have none of their
charm. The back story is intriguing: Watstein's film was entirely improvised by
a seven-member cast, each actor given a set of "objectives" and zero recourse to
second takes. After eight consecutive hours of shooting, a movie was born.
Unfortunately, it isn't a very good one—a low-budget skewering of Tinseltown
that's derivative, superficial and way too long, even at just over 90 minutes.