John L'Ecuyer's directing debut is a low-budget, black-and-white variation on the junkie blues with impeccable credentials: It's adapted from a short story by dope-poet Jim Carroll (THE BASKETBALL DIARIES) that appeared in The Paris Review.
Curtis (Maurice Dean Wint) has vanished. In flashback, his wife Janet (Rachel Crawford) and rehab buddy Jim (Callum Keith Rennie), lead us through the events that lead up to his disappearance. Curtis is in a paranoid funk, convinced he's under siege by brainy squirrels on the one hand and his
voodoo-practicing mother-in-law (Barbara Barnes-Hopkins) on the other, and the charm of the title isn't Curtis's perso...