Actor-director Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine
) takes a shot at adapting Chuck Palahniuk's riotous fourth novel about sex addiction, despair and historical theme parks. It's no FIGHT CLUB -- how could it be? -- but fine performances from Sam Rockwell and Brad William Henke deserve some passing attention.
Victor Mancini (Rockwell) is a self-acknowledged sex addict who depends upon the sweet but fleeting oblivion of his orgasms to escape the grim absurdities of his day-to-day life. His mentally ill mother, Ida (Angelica Huston), a troubled free spirit with whom Victor spent a bizarre, nomadic childhood, is suffering from dementia and r...