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Self-destructive journalist Pierre Peders (Buscemi) is no stranger to violence and inhumanity. Having made his name as a war reporter, he has traveled the world seeing some of the most horrifying sights imaginable. So he feels that his current puff-piece assignment, an interview with pop diva, TV and movie star Katya (Miller), is beneath his dignity. The two meet in a restaurant and, instantly, it's a collision of two worlds - Pierre's serious political focus and Katya's superficial world of celebrity. But perhaps all is not as it appears. When Pierre is slightly injured in a traffic accident inadvertently caused by Katya (she's the proverbial girl who causes traffic accidents) they end up in Katya's spacious loft for a long night of talking, drinking, sparring, and coming close to a sort of embattled intimacy. Each is scarred in their own way, aching from deep, hidden pain. But honest revelations give way to punishing deceptions. Their confrontation evolves into a passionate verbal chess game spiked with wit, intrigue and sexual tension, capped with a riveting twist ending.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Captivating performances from Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller make a seemingly simple premise gripping and entertaining.
June 22, 2017
The movie really started off on a good note, but then it just got repetitive.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Media foes face off in intense indie adult drama.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this intense indie drama is filled with very adult themes, including war crimes, drug abuse, and suicide. Sienna Miller plays a lightweight actress who stars in a vapid TV show and gore-filled slasher flicks, but her character's personality is brutal and manipulative. So is that of the other main character, Pierre -- who, as a journalist, is ostensibly supposed to tell the truth (though by his own admission, he doesn't). No nudity, but there's plenty of sexualized banter, some of which is laced with incestuous overtones. Also expect liberal use of cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol, and frequent swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and the like).
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- Release Date:May 10, 2007
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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