The Big Empty (2003)
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Critic Reviews for The Big Empty
The Big Empty is much more a romantic fable than Swingers, the singles comedy that established Favreau but has a similarly jovial, unpretentious charm.
If any film is destined to find a cult audience on DVD, it's The Big Empty.
Thanks to Favreau, even the film's most ridiculous detours carry a certain plausibility; he shines his indignities on and perseveres, and we can't help but sympathize.
Audience Reviews for The Big Empty
Odd and mysterious. Very bizarre. I didn't quite know what to make of it, but I liked it. (First and only viewing - 4/28/2013)
A quirky dark comedy that has slightly sinister fun with a bunch of familiar memes from SF and suspense thrillers. Well written; well acted; and well made.
A quirky alien abduction comedy thriller (when was the last time you saw one of those?), this film was full of "woowoo" moments. Great cast and beautiful location filming. Not great film, but a good story. Jon Favreau plays a down-on-his-luck everyman who gets caught up in intrigue in order to clear his debts and start over. In the process, he proves himself to be a man of good character who winds up with the girl. And what is wrong with that? Entertainment, pure and simple.
The Big Empty Quotes
|Cowboy:||There's a whole other world out there...my ticket is open-ended.|
|Cowboy:||There's a whole other world out there. My ticket is open-ended.|
|Dan:||They're harvesting eggs and sprerm to start a master race.|
|Ruthie:||The bar is my home...Stella is my Mom.|