In the Soup
IN THE SOUP (15)
D: Alexandre Rockwell
Will Alliance/Pandora/Why Not/Odessa/Alta/Mikado (Jim Stark & Hank Blumenthal)
W: Alexandre Rockwell
DP: Phil Parmet
Ed: Dana Congdon
Steve Buscemi (Adolpho Rollo), Seymour Cassel (Joe), Jennifer Beals (Angelica Pena), Will Patton (Skippy), Jim Jarmusch (Monty), Sam Rockwell (Paulie)
A cult indie black comedy with Steve Buscemi & Seymour Cassel on top form. Buscemi plays a budding screenwriter and director obsessed with making his pretentious 500-page screenplay and finally gets the backing from local mobster Cassel, who uses Buscemi as an accessory to gain the funds by illicit means.
Though the story may owe a little inspirational debt to Neil Simon's The Odd Couple it sure is a must-watch for budding filmmakers.
Seymour Cassel absolutely steals the movie, which also features an impressive acting performance from Jennifer Beals.