Alex Gates (Jack Nicholson – Anger Management, About Schmidt) is a man who appears to have it all – a beautiful wife Suzanne (Judy Davis – The Ref, A Passage to India), a younger sexy Cuban lover Gabby (Jennifer Lopez – An Unfinished Life, Jersey Girl) and a secure job as a wine merchant. In reality, Alex is broke and his family is quite dysfunctional. His poker buddy Victor Spansky (Michael Caine – The Cider House Rules, The Weather Man) helps him to steal a million dollar diamond necklace from a customer's house. Afterwards it seems as if Alex is back on track, but continued clashes with his wife and stepson Jason (Stephen Dorff – Blade, I Shot Andy Warhol), who think he is having another one of his affairs, while he is trying to pawn the necklace lead to something dreadful.
This is a low-budget film which really looks and feels like one. The most mildly interesting things about this film are that it was Jennifer Lopez's film debut and there is a scene of Jack Nicholson dancing which is cool. Though it has a good cast it is barely an average film. Director Bob Rafelson (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Brubaker) made this film as the conclusion to his trilogy which began with 'Five Easy Pieces' and then followed with 'The King of Marvin Gardens'. The script tries to go through a series of twists and turns, but it ends up fairly predictable. It is an attempt at film noir but it becomes just a film about amoral people.
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