Cowriter/codirector/coproducer and star Christian Schoyen's drama about childhood friends trying to grasp the brass ring in Los Angeles begs the question, "What's the difference between an independent film and a vanity project?"
Little Brenda and Norwegian-born Jonathan were best friends in Eugene, Oregon, united against bullies who tormented them. Both moved to Los Angeles and remained close, but as middle age approaches they remain unhappy and put-upon. Brenda (Sean Young) sells used cars and is married to the coarse, cruel Dick (Jeff Conaway), who runs a telemarketing business and lives up to his name. Jonathan (Schoyen) works for him, but lacks the hard-se...