Directed by Danny Green
Starring Dylan McDermott, Snoop Dogg, Rose Byrne, Seymour Cassel
Snoop Dogg is such a distinct character (even compared to all his gangsta rivals) that its rather hard to separate his celebrity rap stature from his roles in films. He?s got so much of that gangsta shit going on you?d always see Snoop the Rapper. In the movie he plays a wanna-be writer who finds himself sharing the same floor of an abandoned apartment with another writer played by McDermott. Or was it the other way around? They are both trying to finish a book and strike a tension-filled friendship built on compromise, like a bomb ready to explode. Surprisingly, the movie without excessing in other things is rich in character mainly because it is a good adaptation of Bernard Malamud?s novel. It doesn?t disguise itself or anything, it is strong, reckless and absorbing, and such a grabbing performance by McDermott.
Best Scene: Lesser tells Willie he loves his girl.
QUOTE: Byrne: ?One thing about loving a black man, there are times you feel black yourself.?