In the Soup Reviews
Buscemi plays a screenwriter/director obsessed with making his pretentious 500-page screenplay into a movie and finally gets the backing of local mobster Cassel, who uses Buscemi as an accessory to gain the funds by illicit means.
It owes a debt to The Odd Couple for sure and is a must-watch for budding filmmakers.
Cassel steals this movie and this also features Jennifer Beals finest acting performance.
I did love the ending. It reminded me of Adaptation. Throughout the film Adolpho is trying to make is film and doesn't really understand his 500 page script other than the pretentious art reasons. Joe tells him to make it about love because it's simple and universal, and when Joe gets shot by Angelica in the end we hear in the voice over that Adolpho decides to make a movie dedicated to Joe and make it about love. We just watched that movie he talks about in the end. Great twist.