While not as emotionally grueling as LEAVING LAS VEGAS, Mike Figgis's latest tale of life, death and midlife crises is, in its own way, every bit as intense. Max (Wesley Snipes) is a would-be film director who's sold his soul to the dark gods of TV commercials
in exchange for a shallow L.A. lifestyle, complete with a beautiful house, a beautiful wife (Ming-Na Wen) and two beautiful children. While in New York City on business, Max misses his flight home and winds up spending the night with a provocative stranger named Karen (Nastassja Kinski), an
infidelity that unexpectedly awakens Max to the mendacity of his life. One year later, Max returns to New York to witnes...