WHO’S IN IT?
Jessica Biel (Blade: Trinity), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Catherine Keener (Capote), James Marsden (Enchanted), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), James Brolin (Traffic), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure), Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), David Ramsey (Dexter), Olivia Crocicchia (Men, Women and Children), Kurt Fuller (The Pursuit of Happyness), Malinda Williams (Idlewild), Beverly D’Angelo (American History X), Steve Boles (Dead Man Walking), Jenny Gulley (Devil’s Crossing)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
“Stephen Greene” (film debut), director; Kristin Gore (War Story), Matthew Silverstein (Drawn Together) and Dave Jeser (Axe Cop), writers; Kia Jam (Lucky Number Slevin), Judd Payne (Bernie) and Matthew Rhodes (The Voices), producers; John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite), composer; Max Malkin (Step Up 2: The Streets), cinematographer; Mark Bourgeois (Angel Camouflaged) and Robert K. Lambert (Three Kings), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Alice (Biel), a small-town waitress, is accidentally shot in the head with a nail gun. Because her lack of health insurance prevents her from having the nail removed from her skull, she develops increased mood swings and hypersexual behaviour as a result of brain damage. Determined to campaign for those with bizarre injuries like hers, Alice heads to Washington DC where she meets and falls for unseasoned Congressman Howard Birdwell (Gyllenhaal)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Though the behind-the-scenes drama of this film is infinitely more fascinating than the actual film – it eventually got so bad that Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell ended up using the pseudonym “Stephen Greene” for his directorial credit – surely something decent can emerge from the rubble, right?