A dyspeptic Los Angeles playwright is driven to distraction by the petty irritations of day-to-day existence before realizing what really matters in life. English expatriate Peter McGowan (Kenneth Branagh) has forged a formidable reputation in the theater, where he's regarded as the foremost angry young man of his generation. At least, he was
until he penned a string of critically reviled flops. His hopes for a comeback are pinned on a two-person drama starring a soap opera hunk (Johnathan Schaech) and directed by a fey wunderkind
(David Krumholtz), whose thoughts are couched entirely in Petula Clark lyrics. The rehearsals aren't going well, the rewrite...