The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Time Out says
Penn is Sam Bicke, one of life’s losers. It’s hard not to feel sorry for the guy, whose domestic and professional lives are a mess. His wife Marie (Naomi Watts) has left him with the kids. His oily boss Jack Jones (Jack Thompson) watches as he desperately stutters his way through a job as a furniture salesman and is eventually fired. His brother Julius (Michael Wincott) wants nothing to do with his sad-sack sibling. And the bank is not a bit interested in his application for a loan so that he can start a small business as a door-to-door tyre salesman with his one sympathetic friend, Bonny (Don Cheadle). All of which tries Bicke’s patience to such an extent that he develops delusions of grandeur, espouses strong but flawed political ideas into a tape recorder and decides to do something about the figurehead of all this trauma: President Nixon himself. A riveting, if slightly undeveloped, tale. Thank God for Penn.
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