This debut feature of co-writer-director Dan Algrant was executive produced by his Columbia University film professor, Martin Scorsese, which accounts for the star-heavy cast. However, judging by the meandering, inconsequential result, Algrant's hardly the new Scorsese: at best, he's a
warmed-over Woody Allen for tiresome twenty-somethings.
A fledgling playwright just out of Harvard, Jake Briggs (Eric Stoltz) resists the lure of Broadway to stay in Cambridge, Mass. with his girlfriend Joanne (Mary-Louise Parker), an aspiring art photographer. Bits of Jake's past are revealed in scattered flashbacks: as a child, he was abandoned by
his father and left in the c...