People I Know Reviews
Eli Wurman cleans up messes for the stars. Sometimes it can be done with money, smooth talk, or muscle, but other times it is a bit more taxing. He is addicted to sleeping bills that helps his conscious sleep at night. When one of his brightest stars asks him to clean up a mess with an opium smoking hooker, his night turns out awful when she ends up dead. Eli begins a little investigation to determine what happened to the girl.
"That don't feel so great."
Daniel Algrant, director of Naked in New York, Greetings from Tim Buckley, and episodes from the television series Sex in the City, delivers People I Know. The storyline for this picture is interesting and contains fascinating characters. The plot is fairly well written and the cast delivers solid performances and includes Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Ryan O'Neal, Tea Leoni, Bill Nunn, and Robert Klien.
"Where is my fucking toy?"
I found this Pacino picture on Netflix and added it to the queue. This isn't a classic or particularly great thriller, but it is worth a view and fun to watch unfold. This is worth watching once if there isn't anything on but I wouldn't go too out of my way to see it.
"I don't think I can slip away from this rat fuck, honey."
A decent performance from Al Pacino almost saves this uninvolving little film that could have used a little more bite to it.
Pacino plays a man who has been working as an publicist in the entertainment world for decades. He once was on top, but now he is simply cleaning up the messes of his clients, like an Oscar winning actor, played by Ryan O'Neal, who keeps screwing up. He has a chance to get ouit of the business, but first he has to pull off a big fund raiser.
People who work in the entertainment world might find this more fascinating than the rest of us.