Shady hijinks in a rundown Florida town suggest that those venerable noir conventions are looking shopworn. Pianist and would-be songwriter Jack (Denis Leary) and torch singer Vicky (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) are a duo
onstage and off, but Jack's alcoholism and too many low-paying gigs in second-rate clubs have taken a toll on their relationship. Now they're about to get booted out of the seedy Blue Cat Lounge, because Jack's embittered between-song patter is just a bit
dark for dinner, and the boss has
had it with his attitude. Enter Fred Moore (Terence Stamp), a silver-haired millionaire who appreciates the standards and takes a shine to the couple, especially...