Director-cinematographer Doug Liman gets points for breathing a bit of life into an already tired indie sub genre. Liman sets his
all-guy gabfest against L.A.'s very trendy nouveaux lounge scene, where Vegas is Mecca and Ol' Blue Eyes is king. Jon Favreau stars as
Mike, an aspiring stand-up comic who leaves his native Brooklyn after his girlfriend of six years dumps him for another guy. After six months in Los Angeles, Mike is still pining for his ex, while Sinatra-wannabe Trent (Vince Vaughn) -- his womanizing best friend -- tries desperately to pull him
out of his funk. The Rat Pack worship is amusing, though the OCEAN'S ELEVEN argot quickly wears thin, an...