Yet another quirky independent comedy about a disenfranchised white male urban slacker, FLOUNDERING is distinguished mainly by its left-leaning politics and numerous cameos by boho thespians and alternative rockers.
John Boyz (James LeGros) is an unemployed, downwardly mobile denizen of down-and-out Los Angeles in the months just following the Rodney King riots. In between vacuuming the ants from his kitchen drainboard and fantasizing about the Latina angel he spies from his window, he learns that his
unemployment has been suspended, the IRS has attached his bank account, and his brother Jimmy (Ethan Hawke, in a cameo) needs $3,000 to enter drug rehab. His ex-gi...