A didactic moral tale wrapped in a road movie surrounded by failed metaphysical whimsy. Myra Shumway (Bridget Fonda), a magician-in-training who's about to enter into a marriage of convenience with a smarmy, ambitious politician (D.W. Moffett), is
launched on a bizarre voyage of self-discovery when her fiance accidentally shoots her sleight-of-hand mentor (Kenneth Mars) under circumstances far too preposterous to even begin
to explain. Myra flees to Mexico, teams up with tough guy Alex Ross (Russell Crowe) and vagabond patent
medicine salesman Doc Ansell (Jim Broadbent), and gets herself in and out of a series of adventures that involve Mayan conjure women,...